4 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dillsboro & Chattanooga Itinerary

4 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dillsboro & Chattanooga Itinerary

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Dillsboro
— 2 nights
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Chattanooga
— 1 night

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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.
On the 17th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip maker.

New York City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Dillsboro.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Nature Parks
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Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

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Dillsboro

Dillsboro is a town in Jackson County, North Carolina, United States. On the 18th (Sat), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, thenlook for gifts at Country Traditions, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Innovations Brewery. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dillsboro trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Dillsboro. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Dillsboro, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Dillsboro

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Innovations Brewery, Fishing Charters & Tours, Dry Falls
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River Rafting & Tubing
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): snap pictures at Walnut Street Bridge, meet the residents at Tennessee Aquarium, thenHead underground at Ruby Falls, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chattanooga road trip website.

Traveling by car from Dillsboro to Chattanooga takes 3 hours. In May, Chattanooga is somewhat warmer than Dillsboro - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls
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Walnut Street Bridge

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