6 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

6 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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1
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
2
Bryson City
— 1 night
3
Asheville
— 1 night
4
Valle Crucis
— 1 night

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.
Family-friendly places like Chimneys Picnic Area and Clingmans Dome will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto Falls Parking, and take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park visit planning site.

Orlando to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is slightly colder than Orlando - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Bryson City.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Grotto Falls Parking ©
Grotto Falls Parking
Laurel Falls ©
Laurel Falls

1
night
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 16th (Thu), stop by Unique Gift Outlet, try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, thenexamine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bryson City trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Bryson City with the Route module. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bryson City, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors Adventure Museums

Side Trip

Cherokee
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River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Unique Gift Outlet ©
Unique Gift Outlet

1
night
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): view the masterpieces at St.Claire Art, do a tasting at Biltmore, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Lexington Glassworks, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Asheville trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Valle Crucis.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Food Tours
St.Claire Art ©
St.Claire Art

1
night
Valle Crucis

Valle Crucis ©
Valle Crucis in an unincorporated community located in Watauga County, North Carolina, United States. You've now added Dutch Creek Trails to your itinerary. On the 18th (Sat), stroll around The Valle Crucis Community Park, thentrot along with Dutch Creek Trails, and then stop by Mast General Store.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Valle Crucis online vacation planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Valle Crucis in 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Asheville in April; daily highs in Valle Crucis reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Valle Crucis

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Dutch Creek Trails
Highlights from your plan
Dutch Creek Trails ©
Dutch Creek Trails
The Valle Crucis Community Park ©
The Valle Crucis Community Park
Mast General Store ©
Mast General Store

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