31 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Clearwater Itinerary

31 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Clearwater Itinerary

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Clearwater
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 13 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.
Attractions like Chimneys Picnic Area and Mount LeConte make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades, trek along Alum Cave Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park online holiday planner.

Des Moines to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Des Moines to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Clearwater.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Clearwater

— 17 nights

Fun and Sun for All

Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
Attractions like Magic Kingdom Park and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Clearwater's surroundings by going to Orlando (Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Pandora – The World of Avatar, &more), Tampa (Glazer Children's Museum, The Florida Aquarium, &more) and Siesta Key (Spas & Siesta Beach). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 1st (Thu) at Legoland Florida Resort. Next up on the itinerary: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Saint Pete Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clearwater Beach, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Clearwater trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Clearwater takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Clearwater when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in June, with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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