We are planning our first road trip this year , from Chicago to Greater Smoky mountains on 5/23 - 6/1.
I would like to drive to Shenandoah National Park first , then take the Blue ridge parkway all the way down to Smoky Mountains.
I really like to do the skyline drive as well.
On the way back I am planning to take I-75 from Gatlinburg to Chicago with no stops in between (9 hours drive).
Is this too much to do in 8 days ? I would really like to get suggestions on the itinerary .
Thanks for the help...