8 days in Mammoth Cave National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

8 days in Mammoth Cave National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Cave National Park

— 1 night
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fat Man's Misery and then Head underground at Diamond Caverns.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Cave National Park trip planner.

Philadelphia to Mammoth Cave National Park is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Mammoth Cave National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, expect little chillier with lows of 67°F in Mammoth Cave National Park. You will leave for Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grotto Falls Parking and Chimney Tops Trail. Get in touch with nature at Roaring Fork and Laurel Falls. Change things up with a short trip to Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine in Pigeon Forge (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and have some family-friendly fun at Mysterious Mansion.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mammoth Cave National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In July, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

Shenandoah National Park

— 2 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Elkwallow Picnic Area and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Rag Mountain Hike. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Veritas Vineyard & Winery and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bearfence Mountain.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Shenandoah National Park trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Shenandoah National Park. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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