9 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Shenandoah National Park & Pisgah Forest Itinerary

9 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Shenandoah National Park & Pisgah Forest Itinerary

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9 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Shenandoah National Park & Pisgah Forest Itinerary

Start: Miami
tram + Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h
2
Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
3
Pisgah Forest
— 3 nights
Drive:  13​h
End: Miami

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and then admire the verdant scenery at Cades Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork and then take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner .

Miami to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of tram and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Miami in October: highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Dark Hollow Falls and then trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Grand Caverns, then identify plant and animal life at Elkwallow Picnic Area, and then sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Shenandoah National Park tour planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Shenandoah National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Shenandoah National Park sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pisgah Forest.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Copper Fox Distillery, Grand Caverns
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Dark Hollow Falls ©
Dark Hollow Falls
Grand Caverns ©
Grand Caverns

3
nights
Pisgah Forest

Pisgah Forest ©
Pisgah Forest is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. On the 31st (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls and then delve into the lush surroundings at DuPont State Recreational Forest. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Looking Glass Falls, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and then stroll through Chimney Rock State Park.

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Getting from Shenandoah National Park to Pisgah Forest by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Pisgah Forest can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Pisgah Forest

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Dry Falls, Chimney Rock State Park, DuPont State Recreational Forest
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Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Chimney Rock State Park ©
Chimney Rock State Park
Sliding Rock ©
Sliding Rock