8 days in Miami, North Carolina & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

8 days in Miami, North Carolina & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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1
Miami
— 2 nights
2
Pisgah Forest
— 1 night
3
Highlands
— 1 night
4
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights

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nights
Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Lincoln Road. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: florida keys key lime products (in Key Largo), Everglades National Park (Pineland Trail, Gumbo Limbo Trail, &more) and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at South Beach and see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Miami trip itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Miami. In July in Miami, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pisgah Forest.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Key Largo, Everglades National Park, Miami Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
South Beach ©
South Beach
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center ©

1
night
Pisgah Forest

Pisgah Forest ©
Pisgah Forest is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. On the 29th (Wed), take a peaceful walk through DuPont State Recreational Forest, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Sliding Rock, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pisgah Forest Gem Mine.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pisgah Forest online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Pisgah Forest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Miami in July; daily highs in Pisgah Forest reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Highlands.

Things to do in Pisgah Forest

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

DuPont State Recreational Forest
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DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest
Pisgah Forest Gem Mine ©
Pisgah Forest Gem Mine
Sliding Rock ©
Sliding Rock

1
night
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. On the 30th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Dry Falls, thenadmire the sheer force of Bust Your Butt Falls, thenexplore the activities along Lake Glenville, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Highlands tour planner.

Drive from Pisgah Forest to Highlands in 1.5 hours. July in Highlands sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Highlands

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Whiteside Mountain, Lake Glenville
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Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Whiteside Mountain ©
Whiteside Mountain
Lake Glenville ©
Lake Glenville

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nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mount LeConte and Grotto Falls Parking. The adventure continues: stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, hike along Alum Cave Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Cataract Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Highlands to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Traveling from Highlands in July, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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