4 days in Chattanooga & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

4 days in Chattanooga & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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4 days in Chattanooga & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

Start: Chattanooga
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Chattanooga
— 1 night
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bus + subway + Fly:  5​h 30​min
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
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Fly + subway + bus:  5​h 15​min
End: Chattanooga

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Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
You've added Chickamauga Battlefield, Harmony Park Safari, Big Soddy Creek Gulf, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Desoto Falls, get great views at Rock City, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Big Soddy Creek Gulf, stop by Moon Pie General Store, then admire all the interesting features of Red Clay State Historic Park, then witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga Battlefield, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Harmony Park Safari.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga vacation planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Chattanooga. July in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Harmony Park Safari, Desoto Falls, Red Clay State Historic Park, Rock City, Chickamauga Battlefield
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Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls
Rock City ©
Rock City
Chickamauga Battlefield ©
Chickamauga Battlefield

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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.
You've added Abrams Falls Trail, Gregory Bald via Gregory ridge, Cades Cove, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 19th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, take a memorable drive along Cades Cove, and then admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Abrams Falls Trail, trek along Gregory Bald via Gregory ridge, and then kick your exploration up a notch at Anakeesta.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park day trip website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Chattanooga to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 5.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gregory Bald via Gregory ridge, Anakeesta
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Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Laurel Falls ©
Laurel Falls

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