7 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Asheville Itinerary

7 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Asheville Itinerary

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Asheville
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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.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, head outdoors with The Sinks, stroll around Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area, and trek along Grotto Falls Parking.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planning app.

Fort Lauderdale 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. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July since evenings lows in Great Smoky Mountains National Park dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Asheville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Fowler's Clay Works (in Gatlinburg), Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing) and Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, get outside with Brookside Guides, go deep underground at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, and look for all kinds of wild species at DuPont State Recreational Forest.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Asheville online visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Asheville takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Hartford, Fowler's Clay Works, Crystal Mountain Gem Mine, Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, DuPont State Recreational Forest
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Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

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