5 days in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

5 days in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Valparaiso, Florida
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
1
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Valparaiso, Florida

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 26th (Thu), get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works, and then learn about winemaking at Biltmore.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip itinerary builder.

Valparaiso to Gatlinburg is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valparaiso to Gatlinburg. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Valparaiso in March; daily highs in Gatlinburg reach 60°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Biltmore
Highlights from your plan
Fowler's Clay Works ©
Fowler's Clay Works
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

2
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 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, then find something for the whole family at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, and then cool off at Dollywood. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Smoky Mountain Knife Works, then have some family-friendly fun at Old Time Photo Number 5, then view the masterpieces at Thomas Kinkade Gallery & Gifts, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge trip itinerary planning site.

Pigeon Forge is just a short distance from Gatlinburg. In March, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Smoky Mountain Knife Works
Highlights from your plan
Old Time Photo Number 5 ©
Old Time Photo Number 5
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge

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