8 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Nashville Itinerary

8 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Nashville Itinerary

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 5 nights

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 2 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.
On the 4th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, then get outside with Place of A Thousand Drips, then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, and finally appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial. Keep things going the next day: hike along Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, then cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, then admire the sheer force of Meigs Falls, and finally head outdoors with The Sinks.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park day trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from Lebanon, the closest major aiports are McGhee Tyson Airport, Asheville Regional Airport and Tri-Cities Regional TN/VA Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Nashville

— 5 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lane Motor Museum and Diamond Caverns. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and Tennessee State Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Montgomery Bell State Park (in Burns), McGavock Confederate Cemetery (in Franklin) and Cave City (Dinosaur World & Onyx Cave). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, engage your brain at Adventure Science Center, contemplate the long history of Historic Travellers Rest, and admire the masterpieces at Frist Art Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nashville trip builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips