7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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Hiddenite
— 1 day
2
Franklin
— 1 night
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
4
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night

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Hiddenite

Hiddenite ©
Hiddenite is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in east-central Alexander County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Emerald Hollow Mine.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiddenite attractions planner.

Statesville to Hiddenite is an approximately half hour car ride. April in Hiddenite sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Franklin.
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Emerald Hollow Mine ©
Emerald Hollow Mine

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night
Franklin

Franklin ©
Franklin is a town in Franklin Township, Macon County, North Carolina, United States, within the Nantahala National Forest. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mason's Ruby & Sapphire Mine. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mason's Ruby & Sapphire Mine and then stop by Ruby City Gems & Minerals.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Franklin trip app.

Drive from Hiddenite to Franklin in 3 hours. Traveling from Hiddenite in April, Franklin is little chillier at night with lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Franklin

Shopping
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Ruby City Gems & Minerals ©
Ruby City Gems & Minerals
Mason's Ruby & Sapphire Mine ©
Mason's Ruby & Sapphire Mine

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): trek along Tom Branch Falls and then get outside with Tsali Recreation Area. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Juney Whank Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Cataloochee Valley, and then look for gifts at Pigeon River Pottery.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park online driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Franklin to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Traveling from Franklin in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with lows around 49°F. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Pigeon River Pottery, All Sauced Up, Tsali Recreation Area
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Juney Whank Falls ©
Juney Whank Falls
Tom Branch Falls ©
Tom Branch Falls
Pigeon River Pottery ©
Pigeon River Pottery

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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 29th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park day trip planner.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a short distance from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Wildlife
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Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

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