14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Gatlinburg
1
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Gatlinburg

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Impossibilities Magic, Mindreading and Mayhem!, Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area and Gatlinburg SkyLift Park. Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Gatlinburg to Asheville to see Biltmore about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: make a splash at Dollywood, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg online tour planner .

If you are flying in from South Korea, the closest major airports are McGhee Tyson Airport, Asheville Regional Airport and Tri-Cities Regional TN/VA Airport. September in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing, Biltmore
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get in on the family fun at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, have some family-friendly fun at WonderWorks, and then learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge trip builder site .

Pigeon Forge is just a short distance from Gatlinburg. In September, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Fun & Games Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Sevierville
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Parrot Mountain & Gardens ©
Parrot Mountain & Gardens
Zipline

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 20th (Fri), appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then walk around Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then take a stroll through Times Square, and then don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City road trip tool .

Getting from Pigeon Forge to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 22nd (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Chimneys Picnic Area has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Tue), hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, then walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, and then admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, then hike along Grotto Falls Parking, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park day trip tool .

Getting from Washington DC to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Grotto Falls Parking ©
Grotto Falls Parking
Laurel Falls ©
Laurel Falls

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