5 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Hartford Itinerary

5 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Hartford Itinerary

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5 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Hartford Itinerary

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Hartford
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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.
On the 10th (Mon), stroll through Cades Cove and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, then hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls.

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In June, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
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Cades Cove

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Hartford

Smoky Mountain Outdoors has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): relax and float downstream with Smoky Mountain Outdoors, then explore the activities along Pigeon River, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bootleggers Distillery. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Midnight Hole Falls, admire the sheer force of Mouse Creek Falls, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataloochee Valley.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Hartford. In June, daytime highs in Hartford are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hartford

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon River
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River Rafting & Tubing
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Smoky Mountain Outdoors
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5 Rivers Adventures

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