5 days in Pittsburgh & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

5 days in Pittsburgh & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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Pittsburgh
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Pittsburgh

— 1 night

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, then pause for some photo ops at Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial, and finally take a stroll through Strip District. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Randyland, get a variety of perspectives on a duck tour, and then visit Mount Washington.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Pittsburgh. In May in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Nature

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 3 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 parks, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial.

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You can fly from Pittsburgh to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Pittsburgh in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife