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

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

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and finally identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In May, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails

Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Dollywood, get in on the family fun at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge journey planner.

Pigeon Forge is just a short distance from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In May, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 57°F.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips