5 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Chicago Itinerary

5 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Chicago Itinerary

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Chicago
— 4 nights

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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.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour itinerary builder.

Chicago to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In August, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. You'll set off for Chicago on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, walk around Millennium Park, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Tours