7 days in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg Itinerary

7 days in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge

— 4 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.
Attractions like Dollywood and Titanic Museum Attraction make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pigeon Forge: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Abrams Falls Trail, Cades Cove, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at The Island in Pigeon Forge, take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, and catch some excitement at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge tour builder website.

New York City to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pigeon Forge: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 57°F at night. On the 6th (Thu), you'll travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Go for a jaunt from Gatlinburg to Hartford to see Zipline about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works, take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, and appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg online trip builder.

Gatlinburg is very close to Pigeon Forge. In May, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips