12 days in Ontario & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

12 days in Ontario & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

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12 days in Ontario & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Ontario
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
2
Pigeon Forge
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Ontario

Ontario ©
Ontario is a city located in southwestern San Bernardino County, California, United States, east of downtown Los Angeles. On the 1st (Mon), have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Ontario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Skyrose Chapel, see the interesting displays at The Gamble House, then make a trip to Redlands Bowl, and finally don't miss a visit to Redlands Art Association.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ontario trip maker site .

Chicago to Ontario is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Ontario due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ontario, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Ontario

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Redlands, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, The Gamble House, Skyrose Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Redlands Bowl ©
Redlands Bowl
The Gamble House ©
The Gamble House

8
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.
Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Dollywood make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Pigeon Forge's surroundings by going to 5 Rivers Adventures (in Hartford) and Adventures Unlimited (in Ocoee). Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, experience the excitement of Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge online trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ontario to Pigeon Forge. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Ontario to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ontario in July: highs in Pigeon Forge hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Hartford, Adventures Unlimited
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©

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