8 days in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

8 days in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Gatlinburg
1
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
End: Gatlinburg

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.
Attractions like Dollywood and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, find something for the whole family at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, take a memorable tour with Tours, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gatlinburg road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Gatlinburg. May in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Zipline, Chimneys Picnic Area
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Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

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.
Old Time Photo Number 5 has been added to your itinerary. On the 26th (Tue), get your game on at Old Time Photo Number 5, find something for the whole family at Dollywood, and then learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): take in the waterfront at The Island in Pigeon Forge, then examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, then get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, and finally stop by Pepper Palace in the Island.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip planner.

Pigeon Forge is just a short distance from Gatlinburg. In May, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Fun & Games Adventure

Side Trip

Zipline
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Dollywood ©
Dollywood
The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
The Island in Pigeon Forge
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge

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