9 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Nashville Itinerary

9 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Nashville Itinerary

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 5 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 wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove, stroll through Chimney Tops Trail, take a memorable drive along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, and take in the dramatic scenery at Spruce Flats Falls.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park route planning site.

Atlanta to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in March: high temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nashville online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In March in Nashville, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods

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