10 days in Mandeville, Pigeon Forge & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

10 days in Mandeville, Pigeon Forge & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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Mandeville
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Drive to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Fly to McGhee Tyson Airport, Drive to Pigeon Forge
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Pigeon Forge
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Mandeville

— 2 nights
Mandeville is a small city in St. Kids will enjoy Kliebert & Sons Gator Tours and INFINITY Science Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell) and Global Wildlife Center (in Folsom). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Smith H J & Sons General Store and Museum, admire the masterpieces at Abita Mystery House, immerse yourself in nature at Fontainebleau State Park, and stroll through Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mandeville trip planner.

New Orleans to Mandeville is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from New Orleans in July, expect nights in Mandeville to be little chillier, around 74°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 91°F. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Mandeville

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

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.
You've now added Smoky Mountain Outdoors Rafting to your itinerary. On the 13th (Tue), relax and float downstream with Smoky Mountain Outdoors Rafting, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, experience the excitement of Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster and then get in on the family fun at Dollywood.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mandeville to Pigeon Forge. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mandeville to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mandeville in July, Pigeon Forge is slightly colder at night with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 5 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mount LeConte and Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area. There's still lots to do: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, head outdoors with The Sinks, and trek along Alum Cave Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park day trip website.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a short distance from Pigeon Forge. In July in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip