12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pigeon Forge
1
Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bryson City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hayesville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Pigeon Forge

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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.
Kids will enjoy Dollywood and Parrot Mountain & Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Cades Cove & Abrams Falls Trail). There's much more to do: get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old Forge Distillery, and get in on the family fun at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip planning website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Pigeon Forge. In August in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Zipline
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The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take some stellar pictures from Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome, then look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Gatlinburg road trip planner .

Gatlinburg is very close to Pigeon Forge. In August, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Bryson City.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Zipline

2
nights
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 your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, then shop like a local with Pincu Pottery, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Plan trip to Bryson City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Gatlinburg to Bryson City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Gatlinburg in August, with highs in Bryson City at 82°F and lows at 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hayesville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors Scenic Drive Adventure

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Dry Falls, Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee
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River Rafting & Tubing
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls

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Hayesville

Hayesville is a town in Clay County, North Carolina, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours and then head outdoors with Carolina Outfitters.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hayesville day trip planning website .

Drive from Bryson City to Hayesville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 62°F. 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 Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Carolina Outfitters, River Rafting & Tubing, Anna Ruby Falls
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River Rafting & Tubing
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls

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