15 days in Asheville, Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

15 days in Asheville, Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

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Asheville
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Gatlinburg
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Pigeon Forge
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Asheville

Asheville ©

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pisgah Forest (Devil's Courthouse & Pisgah National Forest), Falls Park on the Reedy (in Greenville) and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and identify plant and animal life at Grandfather Mountain.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Asheville vacation planning tool.

New Orleans to Asheville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Asheville is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 47°F in Asheville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls

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Gatlinburg

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.
Go for a jaunt from Gatlinburg to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to see Clingmans Dome about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, cruise along Newfound Gap Road, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Asheville to Gatlinburg in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pigeon Forge: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Look Rock Tower & Cades Cove). There's much more to do: cool off at Dollywood, take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

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Pigeon Forge is just a short distance from Gatlinburg. In October, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

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Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
The Island in Pigeon Forge

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