6 days in Asheville, Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

6 days in Asheville, Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

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Asheville
— 2 nights
2
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
3
Pigeon Forge
— 1 night

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nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
For shopping fun, head to Grovewood Village or Asheville Bee Charmer. Let the collections at Biltmore and Asheville Gallery of Art capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Woolworth Walk, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, take a stroll through Biltmore Village, and visit River Arts District.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip itinerary maker site.

Wilmington to Asheville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Wilmington in August; daily highs in Asheville reach 82°F and lows reach 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence

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nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Little Greenbrier School, then contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin, then look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and finally sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Gatlinburg takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Zipline
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge trip itinerary planner.

Pigeon Forge is just a short distance from Gatlinburg. In August, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Zipline, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction
Zipline
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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