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  • Ultimate 2 Day Itinerary Great Smoky Mountains

    blue and green rolling hills covered in green trees fade into the distance in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park is famous for its rolling mountains, lush waterfalls, and that classic “smoky” mountain haze. There are hundreds of miles of epic hiking trails, dozens of waterfalls, and miles of scenic drives. With so much to do, planning the perfect 2 days in the Smoky Mountains can feel pretty overwhelming!

    While I usually prefer the dramatic western National Parks, after visiting the Smoky Mountains 3 times, I have to say the deep forests and endless rolling mountains of this park have definitely grown on me!

    To help plan your ultimate trip, I put together this 2 day Great Smoky Mountains trip itinerary. This guide is perfect for first time visitors, and ensures that you don’t miss out on the highlights of the most visited National Park, even if you only have 1 weekend.

    From the iconic views of Clingmans Dome, exploring the history of Cades Cove, to hiking iconic trails like Mount LeConte or Laurel Falls, your two days in the Great Smoky Mountains will be nothing short of epic.

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