4 days in The Smokies Itinerary

4 days in The Smokies Itinerary

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4 days in The Smokies Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Drive:  7​h
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: Columbus

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.
Take a break from the city and head to The North Carolina Arboretum and Roaring Fork. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Go for a jaunt from Pigeon Forge to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to see Cataloochee Valley about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Mountain Valley Winery and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge holiday planner .

Columbus to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Columbus in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Pigeon Forge, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cataloochee Valley, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Mountain Valley Winery ©
Mountain Valley Winery
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail