7 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Asheville Itinerary

7 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Asheville Itinerary

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
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Asheville
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 4 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.
Visiting Roaring Fork and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: cruise along Newfound Gap Road, trek along Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Pittsburgh to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in October: highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 51°F. You will leave for Asheville on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 7th (Wed), learn the secrets of beer at BREW-ed. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): whizz through the canopy at Navitat Canopy Adventures - Asheville Zipline and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Asheville trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Asheville. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

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