Route & dates
3 days in The Smokies Itinerary
Start: New York City
bus + Fly: 4h 45min
Pigeon Forge— 2 nights
Fly + bus: 4h 45min
End: New York City
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.Take a break from Pigeon Forge with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Hartford, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Dollywood, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.
To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge holiday planning website .
New York City to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Pigeon Forge
Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing