5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee trip itinerary planner
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Island in Pigeon Forge and Titanic Museum Attraction. There's much more to do: cool off at Dollywood, admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pigeon Forge trip planning app.

Chicago to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. August in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.
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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 13th (Sat), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then see the interesting displays at Hollywood Star Cars Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, then see the interesting displays at Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum, then stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, and finally take a memorable drive along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip itinerary planner.

Gatlinburg is just a short distance from Pigeon Forge. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Tennessee travel guide

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The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.
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