8 days in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

8 days in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

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8 days in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

Start: Asheville
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Franklin

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel and Old Jail Museum. Step out of Gatlinburg with an excursion to Crane Creek Vineyards in Young Harris--about 1h 35 min away.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg road trip app .

Asheville to Gatlinburg is an approximately 2-hour car ride. October in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Crane Creek Vineyards, Old Jail Museum, Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel
Highlights from your plan
Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel ©
Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel
Crane Creek Vineyards ©
Crane Creek Vineyards

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Appalachia and Mountain Valley Winery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mill Bridge Winery and Alcatraz East Crime Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: Andrew Johnson National Historic Site (in Greeneville), American Museum of Science and Energy (in Oak Ridge) and Eagle Springs Winery (in Sevierville). There's much more to do: stop by Christmas Place, brush up on your military savvy at Tennessee Museum of Aviation, learn about winemaking at Hillside Winery, and sample the fine beverages at Tennessee XXX Moonshine on Teaster.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pigeon Forge online journey builder .

Pigeon Forge is very close to Gatlinburg. October in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sevierville, American Museum of Science and Energy, Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, Museum of Appalachia
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Appalachia ©
Museum of Appalachia
American Museum of Science and Energy ©
Old Forge Distillery ©
Old Forge Distillery

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