6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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6 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Blue Ridge
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Orlando

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Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge ©
A small resort town located in Georgia's "Historic High Country," Blue Ridge sits right on the national scenic trail that follows the Appalachian mountain range for over 3,300 km (2,100 mi).
For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Blue Ridge trip planner .

Orlando to Blue Ridge is an approximately 6-hour combination of train, taxi, flight, and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, Blue Ridge is slightly colder than Orlando - with highs of 63°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Wineries

Side Trips

Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, Engelheim Vineyard
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Engelheim Vineyard ©
Engelheim Vineyard

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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 26th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Elizabeth Ellison Gallery, view the masterpieces at Pincu Pottery, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryson City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Blue Ridge to Bryson City takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Blue Ridge in December, with highs in Bryson City at 54°F and lows at 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Bryson City

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee
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River Rafting & Tubing
Elizabeth Ellison Gallery ©
Elizabeth Ellison Gallery
Pincu Pottery ©
Pincu Pottery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then identify plant and animal life at Quiet Walkways, then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, and finally view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Charlies Bunion, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and then learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg tour planner .

Drive from Bryson City to Gatlinburg in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

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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 29th (Sat), steep yourself in history at The Old Mill, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, identify plant and animal life at Ijams Nature Center, and then do a tasting at Goodwater Vineyards.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge trip itinerary app .

Pigeon Forge is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. In December, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Wildlife Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Ijams Nature Center, Goodwater Vineyards, Zipline
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Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction
Zipline

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