8 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

8 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
1
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  33​h
End: Atlanta

1
night
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.
Clingmans Dome has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park online travel route planner .

Atlanta to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, hike along Artist Point, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 73°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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