3 days in Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

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Cherokee
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Highlands
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Cherokee — 1 night

Trails of Legends and Adventures

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): experience rural life at Yellow Branch Cheese, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee. Keep things going the next day: trek along Alum Cave Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome, then cruise along Newfound Gap Road, and finally pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cherokee trip itinerary maker app.

Orlando to Cherokee is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Orlando, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Cherokee, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Highlands.
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Highlands — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain, and then get a dose of the wild on Lake Glenville Scenic Waterfall Cruises.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Highlands trip maker app.

You can drive from Cherokee to Highlands in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Highlands can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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