Route & dates
6 days in The Smokies Itinerary
Fly + Drive: 5h 30min
Pigeon Forge— 5 nights
Drive + Fly: 5h 30min
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.You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pigeon Forge: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (in Gatlinburg). Pack the 19th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Dollywood, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, and learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines.
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Tampa to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Tampa in November, with highs in Pigeon Forge at 60°F and lows at 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Pigeon Forge
Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing