8 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

8 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grotto Falls Trail and DuPont State Recreational Forest. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of Saint Lawrence and Alewine Pottery. Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford), Mast General Store Waynesville (in Waynesville) and Lexington Glassworks (in Asheville). Make the 11th (Fri) an awe-inspiring day at Pisgah National Forest. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Tallulah Gorge State Park, take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, look for gifts at Three Bears General Store, and hike along Chimney Tops.

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If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are McGhee Tyson Airport, Asheville Regional Airport and Tri-Cities Regional TN/VA Airport. In May in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Gatlinburg, Asheville, Pisgah Forest, River Rafting & Tubing, Tallulah Gorge State Park
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Roaring Fork
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Cades Cove
River Rafting & Tubing

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