8 days in Mammoth Cave National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

8 days in Mammoth Cave National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

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Mammoth Cave National Park
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Shenandoah National Park
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Mammoth Cave National Park

— 1 night
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fat Man's Misery and then explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Caverns.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mammoth Cave National Park route maker app.

Philadelphia to Mammoth Cave National Park is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Mammoth Cave National Park is minus 1 hour. June in Mammoth Cave National Park sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 27th (Sun), you're off to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grotto Falls Parking and Roaring Fork. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chimney Tops Trail and Mysterious Mansion. Change things up with a short trip to Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine in Pigeon Forge (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, get in on the family fun at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof, take some stellar pictures from Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mammoth Cave National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park

— 2 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 2nd (Fri), stroll through Elkwallow Picnic Area and then trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Veritas Vineyard & Winery and then take in the awesome beauty at Bearfence Mountain.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Shenandoah National Park tour site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Shenandoah National Park. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip