11 days in Pigeon Forge & Chattanooga Itinerary

11 days in Pigeon Forge & Chattanooga Itinerary

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11 days in Pigeon Forge & Chattanooga Itinerary

Start: Pigeon Forge
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Pigeon Forge
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Pigeon Forge

7
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Pigeon Forge

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pigeon Forge: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Cades Cove & Clingmans Dome) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). Pack the 9th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. The adventure continues: make a splash at Dollywood, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimneys Picnic Area.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge trip planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Pigeon Forge. May in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing
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Dollywood ©
Dollywood
River Rafting & Tubing
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

3
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Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): snap pictures at Walnut Street Bridge, don't miss a visit to Coolidge Park Antique Carousel, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, take in panoramic vistas at Ruby Falls, and then meet the residents at Tennessee Aquarium.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Chattanooga road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Chattanooga takes 3 hours. In May in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium

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