10 days in Louisville & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

10 days in Louisville & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

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Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pigeon Forge
— 6 nights
Drive to McGhee Tyson Airport, Fly to Abilene

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Louisville — 3 nights

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kids will enjoy Kentucky Derby Museum and Muhammad Ali Center. You'll explore and learn at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) and Frazier History Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: My Old Kentucky Home (in Bardstown) and Indiana Caverns (in Corydon). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Cave Hill Cemetery, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, don't miss a visit to Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Louisville online trip planner.

Abilene to Louisville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Abilene to Louisville is 1 hour. While traveling from Abilene, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Louisville, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pigeon Forge.
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Pigeon Forge — 6 nights

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Get outdoors at Zipline and Grotto Falls Parking. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Smoky Mountain Knife Works and Goats on the Roof. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, catch some excitement at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, examine the collection at Floyd Garrett's Muscle Car Museum, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge trip planner.

Getting from Louisville to Pigeon Forge by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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