8 days in Alabama, Lynchburg & Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

8 days in Alabama, Lynchburg & Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

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8 days in Alabama, Lynchburg & Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

Start: Houston
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Huntsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lynchburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Cherokee
— 3 nights
Drive:  16​h 15​min
End: Houston

2
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
On the 10th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Monte Sano State Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Harmony Park Safari and then Head underground at Cathedral Caverns State Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Huntsville tour planner .

Houston to Huntsville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, Huntsville is little chillier than Houston - with highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lynchburg.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cathedral Caverns State Park
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Monte Sano State Park ©
Monte Sano State Park
Harmony Park Safari ©
Harmony Park Safari
Cathedral Caverns State Park ©
Cathedral Caverns State Park

2
nights
Lynchburg

Lynchburg ©
Lynchburg is a city in the south-central region of the U.S. You've now added Jack Daniel's Distillery to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): learn the secrets of production at Jack Daniel's Distillery, see the interesting displays at Old Jail Museum, and then explore the striking landscape at Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Tims Ford State Park, look for gifts at Lynchburg Hardware and General Store, and then do a tasting at Lynchburg Winery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lynchburg trip site .

Drive from Huntsville to Lynchburg in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Huntsville in April, expect little chillier with lows of 47°F in Lynchburg. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cherokee.

Things to do in Lynchburg

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead, Tims Ford State Park
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Tims Ford State Park ©
Tims Ford State Park
Jack Daniel's Distillery ©
Jack Daniel's Distillery
Lynchburg Winery ©
Lynchburg Winery

3
nights
Cherokee

The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 14th (Sun), try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Unique Gift Outlet, take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome, and then cruise along Newfound Gap Road.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cherokee route maker website .

You can drive from Lynchburg to Cherokee in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lynchburg in April since evenings lows in Cherokee dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road

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