7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Statesville
Drive:  45​min
1
Hiddenite
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Franklin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  0 min
4
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Raleigh

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Hiddenite

Hiddenite ©
Hiddenite is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in east-central Alexander County, North Carolina. To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hiddenite route maker tool .

Raleigh to Hiddenite is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in April, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Franklin.

Things to do in Hiddenite

Shopping

Side Trip

Deal Orchards
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Deal Orchards ©
Deal Orchards

3
nights
Franklin

Franklin ©
Franklin is a town in Franklin Township, Macon County, North Carolina, United States, within the Nantahala National Forest. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Cullasaja River Gorge and then look for all kinds of wild species at Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center and Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Oconee State Park and then admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Falls.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Franklin trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Hiddenite to Franklin in 3 hours. Traveling from Hiddenite in April, plan for little chillier nights in Franklin, with lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Franklin

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlands, Oconee State Park, Minnehaha Falls
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Cullasaja River Gorge ©
Cullasaja River Gorge
Minnehaha Falls ©
Minnehaha Falls
Oconee State Park ©
Oconee State Park

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the activities along Santeetlah Lake and then identify plant and animal life at Cataloochee Valley.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park road trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Franklin to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Route module. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Santeetlah Lake, Moonshine Ridge Country Store & Cafe
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Cataloochee Valley ©
Cataloochee Valley
Santeetlah Lake ©
Santeetlah Lake
Moonshine Ridge Country Store & Cafe ©

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nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook. Take a break from the city and head to Roaring Fork and Laurel Falls. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, admire the verdant scenery at Cades Cove, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner .

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a short distance from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In April, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Gatlinburg
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

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