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

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Attractions like Biltmore and Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum make great kid-friendly stops. For shopping fun, head to New Morning Gallery or Blue Spiral 1. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Woolworth Walk, take a stroll through River Arts District, get a taste of the local shopping with Lexington Glassworks, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville holiday planner.

Wilmington to Asheville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, Asheville is a bit cooler than Wilmington - with highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Gatlinburg

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, tour the pleasant surroundings 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.

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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

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Tue), get outside with Outdoor Activities, 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Adventure

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