4 days in Louisville, Lynchburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

4 days in Louisville, Lynchburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

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4 days in Louisville, Lynchburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Lynchburg
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: Columbia

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night
Louisville

Louisville
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Louisville journey builder tool .

Columbia to Louisville is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Columbia in May: highs in Louisville hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 58°F. On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel to Lynchburg.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

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hours
Lynchburg

Lynchburg
Lynchburg is a city in the south-central region of the U.S. To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lynchburg holiday planning app .

Drive from Louisville to Lynchburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Lynchburg. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Lynchburg

Historic Sites

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nights
Pigeon Forge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): cool off at Dollywood and then get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Lynchburg to Pigeon Forge takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lynchburg to Pigeon Forge. In May, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Mount LeConte
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Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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