7 days in Chattanooga, Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

7 days in Chattanooga, Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

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7 days in Chattanooga, Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Orlando, Florida

1
night
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
On the 17th (Sun), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hutton & Smith Brewing Co.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Chattanooga road trip website .

Orlando to Chattanooga is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Orlando in November: highs in Chattanooga hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Hutton & Smith Brewing Co ©
Hutton & Smith Brewing Co

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kids will enjoy Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Zipline. Change things up with a short trip to Biltmore in Asheville (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works, enjoy breathtaking views from Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, and appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg takes 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Biltmore
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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 22nd (Fri), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, and then make a splash at Dollywood. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at The Island in Pigeon Forge, then test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, then get in on the family fun at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, and finally do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge driving holiday planner.

Pigeon Forge is very close to Gatlinburg. In November, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Dollywood ©
Dollywood
The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
The Island in Pigeon Forge
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge

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