7 days in Pigeon Forge, Ellijay & Raleigh Itinerary

7 days in Pigeon Forge, Ellijay & Raleigh Itinerary

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7 days in Pigeon Forge, Ellijay & Raleigh Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Drive:  6​h 15​min
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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ellijay
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Raleigh
— 1 night
End: Raleigh

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pigeon Forge: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Ramsey Cascades & Newfound Gap Road). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, and stroll through Chimneys Picnic Area.

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Raleigh to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Ellijay.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

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Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg
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Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

1
night
Ellijay

Ellijay ©
Ellijay is a city in Gilmer County, Georgia, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Mercier Orchards, then examine the collection at Expedition:BIGFOOT!, then learn about winemaking at Engelheim Vineyard, and finally explore and take pictures at Mountain Valley Farm.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Ellijay vacation tool .

Drive from Pigeon Forge to Ellijay in 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ellijay are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Ellijay

Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Mercier Orchards, Expedition:BIGFOOT!
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Expedition:BIGFOOT! ©
Expedition:BIGFOOT!
Mountain Valley Farm ©
Mountain Valley Farm
Mercier Orchards ©
Mercier Orchards

1
night
Raleigh

Raleigh
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 11th (Thu), stroll through Pullen Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Fletcher Park, admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, then learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and finally ponder the world of politics at North Carolina State Capitol.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Raleigh online attractions planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ellijay to Raleigh. In April in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park

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