9 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Bryson City Itinerary

9 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Bryson City Itinerary

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9 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Bryson City Itinerary

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Bryson City
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Clingmans Dome, Andrews Bald Trail and Jump Off Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Charlies Bunion and Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail and Walker Sisters' Cabin. And it doesn't end there: hike along Porters Creek Trail, admire the sheer force of Hen Wallow Water Falls, take a memorable drive along Little River Road, and admire all the interesting features of Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel planning website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In January, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail ©
Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail
Charlies Bunion ©
Charlies Bunion

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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.
The Wildland Trekking has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Indian Creek Falls, then trek along with The Wildland Trekking, and then trek along Collins Creek Picnic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Cataloochee Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Mouse Creek Falls, then stroll through Tom Branch Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Juney Whank Falls.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel route app .

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a stone's throw from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In January, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bryson City.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Deep Creek ©
Deep Creek
Cataloochee Valley ©
Cataloochee Valley
Tom Branch Falls ©
Tom Branch Falls

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Bryson City

Bryson City ©
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Fly Fishing the Smokies has been added to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center and Jones Gap State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cooper Creek Trout Farm & Pond and Mountain Layers Brewing Company. Change things up with these side-trips from Bryson City: Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park (in Highlands) and Hemlock Falls Trail (in Clarkesville). There's more to do: head outdoors with Tsali Recreation Area and take an in-depth tour of The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians at Bryson City.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bryson City attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Bryson City with the Route module. In January in Bryson City, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 25°F at night. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center, Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park, Jones Gap State Park, Hemlock Falls Trail
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Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center ©
Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center
Jones Gap State Park ©
Jones Gap State Park
Mountain Layers Brewing Company ©
Mountain Layers Brewing Company

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