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
— 1 night
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Attractions like Biltmore and Lexington Glassworks make great kid-friendly stops. For shopping fun, head to New Morning Gallery or Woolworth Walk. Step out of Asheville with an excursion to Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum in Maggie Valley--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Blue Spiral 1, stop by River Arts District, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, and see the interesting displays at The Folk Art Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville day trip planning app.

Wilmington to Asheville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Wilmington in August, with highs in Asheville at 82°F and lows at 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum ©
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery

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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 10th (Mon): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, then get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and finally examine the collection at Hollywood Star Cars Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Gatlinburg trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Gatlinburg takes 2 hours. In August in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Zipline
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin

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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.
On the 11th (Tue), take a memorable tour with Tours, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, and then stop by The Old Mill Candy Kitchen. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cool off at Dollywood.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pigeon Forge road trip planner.

Pigeon Forge is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. In August in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Zipline
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Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Zipline

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