2 days in Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

2 days in Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

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2 days in Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Highlands
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cherokee
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

1
day
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Highlands day trip app .

Atlanta to Highlands is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in November; daily highs in Highlands reach 60°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Cherokee.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Whiteside Mountain
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Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Whiteside Mountain ©
Whiteside Mountain

1
night
Cherokee

Cherokee ©
The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, then try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, then examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co..

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cherokee trip maker app .

You can drive from Highlands to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Cherokee are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Maggie Valley
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Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian