12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Bryson City
— 2 nights
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Hayesville
— 2 nights

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Pigeon Forge

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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.
Family-friendly places like Dollywood and The Escape Game Pigeon Forge will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Pigeon Forge: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Cades Cove & Abrams Falls Trail). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery, and get in on the family fun at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Pigeon Forge trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Pigeon Forge. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

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Dollywood
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Zipline
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Entertainment Center
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
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Gatlinburg

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then enjoy breathtaking views from Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg travel planner.

Gatlinburg is just a short distance from Pigeon Forge. In August, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

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Zipline
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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, take in the exciting artwork at Pincu Pottery, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bryson City day trip tool.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Bryson City in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Gatlinburg in August; daily highs in Bryson City reach 82°F and lows reach 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Hayesville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Adventure

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Scenic Drive
Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Waterfall
Dry Falls
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Hayesville

Hayesville is a town in Clay County, North Carolina, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then head outdoors with Carolina Outfitters.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hayesville road trip planning tool.

Getting from Bryson City to Hayesville by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Hayesville sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hayesville

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

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Waterfall
Anna Ruby Falls
4.9

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