5 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

5 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
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Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Drive to Wadsworth

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 3 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Roaring Fork and Grotto Falls Parking. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove, appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial, take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls, and take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park holiday planner.

Wadsworth to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Wadsworth in July, with highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park at 87°F and lows at 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Shenandoah National Park

— 1 night
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Dean Cemetery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Dark Hollow Falls, and then cruise along Skyline Drive.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Shenandoah National Park online holiday planner.

Fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Shenandoah National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors