6 days in Asheville, Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

6 days in Asheville, Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

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

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
For shopping fun, head to Grovewood Village or Asheville Gallery of Art. Let the collections at Biltmore and Blue Spiral 1 capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: stop by Asheville Bee Charmer, contemplate the long history of Biltmore Village, see the interesting displays at The Folk Art Center (Southern Highland Craft Guild), and wander the streets of 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 4.5-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 · Neighborhoods

Gatlinburg

— 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

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 stroll through Roaring Fork, and finally sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

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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 · Wildlife

Side Trip

Pigeon Forge

— 1 night

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.
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 head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

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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 catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips