13 days in Macon, Townsend & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

13 days in Macon, Townsend & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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Macon
— 2 nights
Fly
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Townsend
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Townsend
— 2 nights
Fly
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Macon
— 1 night
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Macon

— 2 nights
Macon is a city located in the state of Georgia, United States. On the 16th (Sun), go for a walk through Columbus Botanical Garden and then learn about all things military at National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, steep yourself in history at Cannonball House, then admire the landmark architecture of Hay House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Macon online tour itinerary planner.

Orlando to Macon is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in May, expect little chillier with lows of 58°F in Macon. On the 18th (Tue), you'll travel to Townsend.

Things to do in Macon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Townsend

— 1 night

Peaceful Side of the Smokies

The quietest of the three main entrances to the World Heritage-listed national park encompassing part of the Great Smoky Mountains, Townsend is a low-key town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): Head underground at Tuckaleechee Caverns.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Townsend online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Macon to Townsend by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Macon in May, you will find days in Townsend are slightly colder (79°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Townsend

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 5 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.
You've now added Sugarlands Visitors Center to your itinerary. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome, appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial, take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, and explore and take pictures at Rich Mountain Road.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip builder app.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a stone's throw from Townsend. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Townsend.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature

Townsend

— 2 nights

Peaceful Side of the Smokies

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing, then look for all kinds of wild species at ABR's Visitor & Education Center, then explore the fascinating underground world of Tuckaleechee Caverns, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Bald River Falls, then take a memorable drive along Cherohala Skyway, and then experience rural life at Yellow Branch Pottery & Cheese.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Townsend trip itinerary planner.

Townsend is just a short distance from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly to Macon.

Things to do in Townsend

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Macon

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): make a trip to Fort Hawkins, look for all kinds of wild species at Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Indian Springs State Park. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Aviation and then steep yourself in history at Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum.

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Fly from Townsend to Macon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Macon

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips