12 days in Charleston & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

12 days in Charleston & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 8 nights
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Charleston

— 3 nights
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Zipline (in Oak Hill), Whipple Company Store and Museum (in Scarbro) and New River Gorge Bridge (in Fayetteville). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, admire the landmark architecture of West Virginia State Capitol, examine the collection at Museum of American Glass, and trek along Endless Wall Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Charleston itinerary maker app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Charleston. July in Charleston sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 8 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cades Cove.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Getting from Charleston to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip