9 days in Blue Ridge & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

9 days in Blue Ridge & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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Blue Ridge
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Blue Ridge

— 4 nights

Historic High Country

A small resort town located in Georgia's "Historic High Country," Blue Ridge sits right on the national scenic trail that follows the Appalachian mountain range for over 3,300 km (2,100 mi).
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blue Ridge: Sautee Nacoochee (Hardman Farm & VIP Southern Tours), Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee (in Cherokee) and Anna Ruby Falls (in Helen). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Mercier Orchards, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, do a tasting at CeNita Vineyards and Winery, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grumpy Old Men Brewing.

Discover how to plan a Blue Ridge trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Thomaston to Blue Ridge is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In November, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Casinos

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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.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for parks, nature, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, stroll through Cades Cove, cruise along Newfound Gap Road, and admire all the interesting features of Little River Road.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Blue Ridge to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Traveling from Blue Ridge in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife