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

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

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Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Shenandoah National Park
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Shenandoah National Park
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Drive to McGhee Tyson Airport, Fly to Manchester Airport, Drive to Birmingham

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Limberlost Trail, cruise along Skyline Drive, and then look for gifts at SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Birmingham, UK to Shenandoah National Park is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Birmingham to Shenandoah National Park. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in September; daily highs in Shenandoah National Park reach 80°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Fontana Dam to see Fontana General Store about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cataract Falls.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park road trip planning site.

You can fly from Shenandoah National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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