4 days in United States Itinerary

4 days in United States Itinerary

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4 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Blue Ridge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Atlanta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  3​h 30​min
End: Detroit

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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 now added Grotto Falls Trail to your itinerary. On the 30th (Fri), hike along Grotto Falls Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planning tool .

Detroit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in August: highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Grotto Falls Parking ©
Grotto Falls Parking

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night
Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge ©
A small resort town located in Georgia's "Historic High Country," Blue Ridge sits right on the national scenic trail that follows the Appalachian mountain range for over 3,300 km (2,100 mi).
On the 31st (Sat), stop by Fly Shop Company, then admire the sheer force of Falls Branch Falls, and then try for a hole-in-one at The Lilly Pad Village.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Blue Ridge travel planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Blue Ridge. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 62°F in Blue Ridge. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Atlanta.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Fun & Games Parks Nature

Side Trip

Falls Branch Falls
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The Lilly Pad Village ©
The Lilly Pad Village
Falls Branch Falls ©
Falls Branch Falls
Fly Shop Company ©
Fly Shop Company

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night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta road trip planner .

You can drive from Blue Ridge to Atlanta in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Blue Ridge in August, Atlanta is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Atlanta

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Woodbury Shoppe, Stoddard's Range and Guns
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Stoddard's Range and Guns ©
Stoddard's Range and Guns
Woodbury Shoppe ©
Woodbury Shoppe

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night
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), have some family-friendly fun at Spare Time Entertainment, then shop like a local with River Gallery, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga day trip site .

Drive from Atlanta to Chattanooga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Chattanooga are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Fun & Games Tours Outdoors
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Spare Time Entertainment ©
Spare Time Entertainment
River Gallery ©
River Gallery

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