Route & dates
7 days in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg Itinerary
Pigeon Forge— 1 night
Gatlinburg— 5 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.Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): whizz through the canopy at Smoky Mountain Ziplines and then try for a hole-in-one at The Track. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens and then whizz through the canopy at Wahoo Ziplines.
Plan my day in Pigeon Forge using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
Gatlinburg to Pigeon Forge is an approximately half hour car ride. In June, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.
Things to do in Pigeon Forge
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.Do your shopping at Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen at The Village and Thistle Dew!. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Raft Outdoor Adventures. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: Rafting in the Smokies (in Hartford) and Foxfire Mountain Adventures (in Sevierville). Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at Adventure Park Ziplines, get interesting insight from Zip Gatlinburg, look for gifts at Davy Crockett's Tennessee Whiskey, and take in panoramic vistas at Gatlinburg Space Needle.
For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg online route planner .
Gatlinburg is just a stone's throw from Pigeon Forge. June in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Gatlinburg
Hartford, Sevierville, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail