8 days in Chattanooga, Pigeon Forge & Helen Itinerary

8 days in Chattanooga, Pigeon Forge & Helen Itinerary

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Chattanooga
— 1 night
2
Pigeon Forge
— 5 nights
3
Helen
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga Battlefield and then take in the history at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chattanooga sightseeing planner.

Carrollton to Chattanooga is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. June in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Fort Oglethorpe
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Chickamauga Battlefield ©
Chickamauga Battlefield

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Forge Distillery and Grovewood Village. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alcatraz East Crime Museum and Bush's Beans Visitor Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pigeon Forge: Cherokee (Museum of the Cherokee Indian & Mountain Farm Museum) and Biltmore (in Asheville). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, do a tasting at Sugarland Cellars, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and have some family-friendly fun at Old Time Photo Number 5.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge road trip app.

Drive from Chattanooga to Pigeon Forge in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helen.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Cherokee, Asheville, Sevierville, Bush's Beans Visitor Center
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Alcatraz East Crime Museum ©
Alcatraz East Crime Museum
Bush's Beans Visitor Center ©
Bush's Beans Visitor Center
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

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Helen

Helen
A taste of Bavaria right in the heart of Georgia's "Historic High Country," Helen houses just 400 residents but hosts over 200 shops that sell everything from handmade sweaters to Christmas ornaments.
For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helen road trip planner.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Helen in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. You will leave for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Helen

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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