5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Clinton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Knoxville
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Gatlinburg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Indianapolis

1
night
Clinton

Clinton ©
Clinton is a city in Anderson County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): engage your brain at American Museum of Science and Energy, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Appalachia, and then see the interesting displays at Green McAdoo Cultural Center.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Clinton trip itinerary builder app .

Indianapolis to Clinton is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Clinton

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

American Museum of Science and Energy
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American Museum of Science and Energy ©
Museum of Appalachia ©
Museum of Appalachia
Green McAdoo Cultural Center ©
Green McAdoo Cultural Center

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 1st (Thu): get in on the family fun at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof, get in on the family fun at Arcade City, cool off at Outdoor Gravity Park, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo, and finally learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge travel planning app .

You can drive from Clinton to Pigeon Forge in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sevierville
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The Coaster at Goats on the Roof ©
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof
Forbidden Caverns ©
Forbidden Caverns
Outdoor Gravity Park ©
Outdoor Gravity Park

1
day
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): engage your brain at The Muse Knoxville and then do a tasting at Blue Slip Winery.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Knoxville attractions planner.

Drive from Pigeon Forge to Knoxville in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Knoxville

Museums Childrens Museums Wineries
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The Muse Knoxville ©
The Muse Knoxville
Blue Slip Winery ©
Blue Slip Winery

1
night
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works, get interesting insight from Tours, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, then find something for the whole family at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally find something for the whole family at Rowdy Bear Mountain.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gatlinburg travel route planner.

You can drive from Knoxville to Gatlinburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Chimneys Picnic Area
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River Rafting & Tubing
Rowdy Bear Mountain ©
Rowdy Bear Mountain
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

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