8 days in Chattanooga & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

8 days in Chattanooga & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee tour itinerary planner

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Chattanooga
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
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Chattanooga

— 2 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

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.
You've added International Towing and Recovery Museum, Challenger STEM Learning Center, Chattanooga Riverwalk, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at International Towing and Recovery Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, then traverse land and water with Chattanooga Ducks, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Challenger STEM Learning Center, then admire the natural beauty at Rock City Gardens, then have fun and explore at Creative Discovery Museum, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Chattanooga Riverwalk.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chattanooga vacation planning app.

Columbus to Chattanooga is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly; or drive. When traveling from Columbus in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Chattanooga, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. You'll set off for Pigeon Forge on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Chattanooga

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Pigeon Forge

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shoot'em Up Cinema, Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, Xtreme Racing Center Pigeon Forge, and other attractions you added. Attractions like Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Coaster at Goats on the Roof and Hillbilly Golf. Go for a jaunt from Pigeon Forge to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to see Clingmans Dome about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, savor the flavors at Old Forge Distillery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge journey app.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Pigeon Forge takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Tours

Side Trips