10 days in Pigeon Forge, Knoxville & Nashville Itinerary

10 days in Pigeon Forge, Knoxville & Nashville Itinerary

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10 days in Pigeon Forge, Knoxville & Nashville Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Knoxville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Nashville
— 5 nights
End: Nashville

2
nights
Pigeon Forge

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cool off at Dollywood and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge route planning app .

Nashville to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge. June in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

2
nights
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): meet the residents at Zoo Knoxville, make a trip to Market Square, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunsphere Tower. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Lambert Acres Golf Course and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ijams Nature Center.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Knoxville trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Knoxville by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Lambert Acres Golf Course
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Zoo Knoxville ©
Zoo Knoxville
Market Square ©
Market Square
Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center

5
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Franklin (Carter House & Downtown Franklin). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nashville itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Nashville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Franklin, Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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