7 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & West Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & West Virginia Itinerary

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
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White Sulphur Springs
— 1 night
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Lansing
— 1 night
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Weston
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Old Forge Distillery, Bluff Mountain Adventures, The Coaster at Goats on the Roof, and other attractions. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Little Greenbrier School. Step out of the city life by going to Cades Cove and Quiet Walkways. There's much more to do: stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, admire all the interesting features of Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, take in the dramatic scenery at Baskins Creek Falls, and contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary app.

Chicago to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to White Sulphur Springs.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Quiet Walkways ©
Quiet Walkways
Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail ©
Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail

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White Sulphur Springs

White Sulphur Springs ©
White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. You've added Nature's Mountain Playground - Pocahontas County, Falling Springs Waterfall, Shenandoah Valley, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Falling Springs Waterfall, delve into the lush surroundings at Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, learn about winemaking at Blue Ridge Vineyard, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smooth Ambler Distillery, then admire the majestic nature at Douthat State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Beartown State Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the White Sulphur Springs road trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to White Sulphur Springs with the Route module. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in September; daily highs in White Sulphur Springs reach 75°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lansing.

Things to do in White Sulphur Springs

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Smooth Ambler Distillery ©
Smooth Ambler Distillery
Beartown State Park ©
Beartown State Park
Douthat State Park
Douthat State Park

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Lansing

Lansing ©
Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Summersville Lake Lighthouse, take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River, and then kick your exploration up a notch at Adventures on the Gorge.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lansing day trip tool.

Traveling by car from White Sulphur Springs to Lansing takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Weston.

Things to do in Lansing

Wildlife · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

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New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
Summersville Lake Lighthouse ©
Summersville Lake Lighthouse
Adventures on the Gorge ©
Adventures on the Gorge

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Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead, do a tasting at Lambert's Vintage Wines, and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Weston trip planner.

Getting from Lansing to Weston by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Weston are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites · Wineries
Highlights from your plan
WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead ©
WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Lambert's Vintage Wines ©
Lambert's Vintage Wines

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