7 days in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg Itinerary

7 days in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sevier County travel planner

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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights

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Pigeon Forge

— 2 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 23rd (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Shine Co., see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally sample the fine beverages at Sevier Distilling Company. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, identify plant and animal life at ABR's Visitor & Education Center, cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, then contemplate the waterfront views at Townsend Wye, and finally admire the sheer force of Abrams Falls Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge trip maker website.

Richmond to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Richmond in August, with highs in Pigeon Forge at 87°F and lows at 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Gatlinburg

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and St.Claire Art. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Chimneys Picnic Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Tumblestone Tours and Transportation (in Asheville). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip planner.

Gatlinburg is just a short distance from Pigeon Forge. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips