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
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Gatlinburg
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  0 min
4
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Franklin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Statesville

1
night
Hiddenite

Hiddenite ©
Hiddenite is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in east-central Alexander County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Emerald Hollow Mine and then experience rural life at Deal Orchards.

Plan a Hiddenite trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Statesville to Hiddenite is an approximately half hour car ride. April in Hiddenite sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Hiddenite

Shopping

Side Trip

Deal Orchards
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Deal Orchards ©
Deal Orchards
Emerald Hollow Mine ©
Emerald Hollow Mine

few
hours
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip planner.

Drive from Hiddenite to Gatlinburg in 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Cades Cove and then explore the striking landscape of Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park holiday app .

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. April in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail

1
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.
To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip maker site .

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is very close to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Franklin.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Santeetlah Lake
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Santeetlah Lake ©
Santeetlah Lake
Cataloochee Valley ©
Cataloochee Valley

1
night
Franklin

Franklin ©
Franklin is a town in Franklin Township, Macon County, North Carolina, United States, within the Nantahala National Forest. On the 30th (Mon), hike along Jackrabbit Mountain Bike & Hiking Trails and then take in the dramatic natural features at Nantahala National Forest.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Franklin trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Franklin with the Route module. In April, daily temperatures in Franklin can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Franklin

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Nantahala National Forest, Jackrabbit Mountain Bike & Hiking Trails
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Nantahala National Forest ©
Nantahala National Forest

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