4 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

4 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

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Start: Pigeon Forge
Drive:  30 min
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
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Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
End: Pigeon Forge

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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.
Sugarland Riding Stables has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take a pleasant ride with Sugarland Riding Stables and then take in a show at Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Pigeon Forge to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately half hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Sugarland Riding Stables ©
Sugarland Riding Stables
River Rafting & Tubing

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zipline, Alewine Pottery and The Island in Pigeon Forge. On the 2nd (Sun), take in the waterfront at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Alewine Pottery and then whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge vacation planner.

Pigeon Forge is very close to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Gatlinburg
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Zipline
The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
The Island in Pigeon Forge

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