7 days in Knoxville, Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg Itinerary

7 days in Knoxville, Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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Knoxville
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Pigeon Forge
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Knoxville

— 1 night

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Knoxville day trip planning website.

Dallas to Knoxville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Knoxville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dallas in November, with highs in Knoxville at 60°F and lows at 39°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Tours

Pigeon Forge

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Big Top Arcade. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bush's Visitor Center and Alcatraz East Crime Museum. Take a break from Pigeon Forge with a short trip to Forbidden Caverns in Sevierville, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stop by Christmas Place, make a splash at Outdoor Gravity Park, get in on the family fun at Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud, and appreciate the history behind Dolly Parton Statue.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pigeon Forge online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Knoxville to Pigeon Forge in an hour. November in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 39°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Gatlinburg

— 2 nights

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 25th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Cataract Falls, get great views at Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, then see the interesting displays at Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens, then examine the collection at Hollywood Star Cars Museum, and finally get in on the family fun at Ripley's Haunted Adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): hike along Rainbow Falls Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, then view the masterpieces at Alewine Pottery, and finally look for gifts at NOC Gatlinburg.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip itinerary website.

Gatlinburg is just a short distance from Pigeon Forge. November in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 39°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip