3 days in Jackson & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

3 days in Jackson & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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3 days in Jackson & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  7​h
1
Jackson
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Eudora Welty House and Garden and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Jackson trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Jackson is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Jackson is minus 1 hour. When traveling from New York City in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Vicksburg
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U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park
Eudora Welty House and Garden ©
Eudora Welty House and Garden

1
day
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and then take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park online trip builder .

You can fly from Jackson to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jackson to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In October, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is slightly colder than Jackson - with highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin

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