7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  4​h
1
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Dollywood and The Escape Game Pigeon Forge. Take a break from Pigeon Forge with a short trip to Biltmore in Asheville, about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, find something for the whole family at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery, and examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Pigeon Forge trip itinerary planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in December, expect Pigeon Forge to be colder, temps between 53°F and 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy, Biltmore
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Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
The Island in Pigeon Forge

3
nights
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum as well as Ruby Falls. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, then take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain, and finally take some stellar pictures from Rock City. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Ruby Falls, sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Escape Mission Chattanooga.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chattanooga visit planner.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Chattanooga in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Rock City
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Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Raccoon Mountain Caverns ©
Raccoon Mountain Caverns
Wayne-O-Rama ©
Wayne-O-Rama

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