6 days in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg Itinerary

6 days in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Pendleton
Drive:  6 h 15 min
1
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
End: Pendleton

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.
On the 7th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Bush's Beans Visitor Center, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy, then sample the fine beverages at Sevier Distilling Company, then look for gifts at Smoky Mountain Cat House, and finally learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ijams Nature Center, and then trek along Abrams Falls Trail.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge vacation planning website.

Pendleton to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 6.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pendleton in March: highs in Pigeon Forge hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Sevierville, Bush's Beans Visitor Center, Ijams Nature Center, Abrams Falls Trail
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Bush's Beans Visitor Center ©
Bush's Beans Visitor Center
Abrams Falls Trail ©
Abrams Falls Trail
Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Laurel Falls and Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens. Get in touch with nature at Gatlinburg Trail and Mount LeConte. There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, stroll through Alum Cave Trail, stop by Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen at The Village, and see the interesting displays at Hollywood Star Cars Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip planner.

Gatlinburg is just a stone's throw from Pigeon Forge. In March, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Laurel Falls ©
Laurel Falls
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail

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