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

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

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Gatlinburg
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Pigeon Forge
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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.
To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour itinerary app.

Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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Laurel Falls ©
Laurel Falls
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
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Mount LeConte

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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.
On the 21st (Tue), find something for the whole family at Ripley's Haunted Adventure, see the interesting displays at Hollywood Star Cars Museum, cruise along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, then examine the collection at Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum, then find something for the whole family at Rowdy Bear Mountain, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg sightseeing planning app.

Gatlinburg is very close to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours · Adventure
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Zipline
Rowdy Bear Mountain ©
Rowdy Bear Mountain
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Hollywood Star Cars Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): Head underground at Forbidden Caverns, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally find something for the whole family at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge trip itinerary maker tool.

Pigeon Forge is just a short distance from Gatlinburg. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Nature · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

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Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo ©
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof ©
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof
Zipline

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