4 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Asheville Itinerary

4 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Asheville Itinerary

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4 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Asheville Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  5​h 45​min
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Asheville
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
End: Durham

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Laurel Falls as well as Roaring Fork. On the 10th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, then stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and finally admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls. On the next day, appreciate the views at Cades Cove, pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour planning tool .

Durham to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Asheville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Spas as well as Biltmore. On the 12th (Tue), explore the galleries of Biltmore, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Asheville trip maker .

Traveling by bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Asheville takes 2.5 hours. November in Asheville sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Wineries Historic Sites
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum
Spas

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