13 days in Pigeon Forge, Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

13 days in Pigeon Forge, Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

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Pigeon Forge
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Pigeon Forge

— 4 nights

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.
You've added Pigeon Forge Gem Mine, Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show, Alcatraz East Crime Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Hartford (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at The Island in Pigeon Forge, stop by Sandman's Workshop, view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works, and get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

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Pittsburgh to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Pittsburgh in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Pigeon Forge, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping

Side Trips

Nashville

— 4 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
You've now added Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Mammoth Cave National Park (Fat Man's Misery & Mammoth Cave). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

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Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pigeon Forge to Nashville due to the time zone difference. June in Nashville sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Trails

Side Trip

Memphis

— 4 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Memphis is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Graceland, get a new perspective on nature at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, explore the galleries of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and make a trip to Crystal Shrine Grotto.

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Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites