5 days in Sevier County Itinerary

5 days in Sevier County Itinerary

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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge — 2 nights

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.
Pigeon Forge is known for theme parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, find something for the whole family at The Island in Pigeon Forge, and do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge itinerary planner.

Birmingham to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Birmingham to Pigeon Forge. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Birmingham in January: high temperatures in Pigeon Forge hover around 47°F and lows are around 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.
Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
Side Trip

Gatlinburg — 2 nights

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 30th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip maker site.

Gatlinburg is very close to Pigeon Forge. January in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can fly back home.
Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wineries
Side Trip

Sevier County travel guide

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Distilleries · Theme Parks · Dinner Theaters
Prior to the arrival of European settlers in the mid-18th century, Sevier County housed semi-nomadic Native American tribes for as many as 20,000 years. Using the region primarily as hunting grounds, the Cherokees dominated the area until they were forcefully marched out of their territory on the infamous "Trail of Tears" in the 1830s. Today, Sevier County encompasses over 30 percent of the area covered by the national park protecting the Great Smoky Mountains. No longer reliant on traditional subsistence farming, the county is now one of the nation's major vacation destinations, offering visitors a chance to explore the largely untamed mountain range, one of the country's few World Heritage Sites. Add in several renowned tourist attractions, such as aquariums and theme parks, and you have plenty of vacation ideas for the area.