9 days in Philadelphia & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

9 days in Philadelphia & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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Philadelphia
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Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Take a break from the city and head to Independence National Historical Park and Kelly Drive. There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and hike along Schuylkill River Trail.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Philadelphia. May in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Little River Road. Step out of the city life by going to Cades Cove and Newfound Gap Road. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, admire the sheer force of Abrams Falls Trail, explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails