8 days in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

8 days in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sevier County trip itinerary planner

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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
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Gatlinburg

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Laurel Falls and Hollywood Star Cars Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Roaring Fork and Grovewood Village. Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to Asheville (Colin's Creatures & Biltmore). There's much more to do: stroll through Gatlinburg Trail, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, do a tasting at Sugarland Cellars, and trek along Charlies Bunion.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg online tour itinerary builder.

New York City to Gatlinburg is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Gatlinburg: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Townsend Wye. Attractions like Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster and Alcatraz East Crime Museum make great kid-friendly stops. When in Pigeon Forge, make a side trip to see Bush's Visitor Center in Chestnut Hill, approximately Chestnut Hill away. There's much more to do: get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, get to know the fascinating history of Old Forge Distillery, cool off at Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park, and find something for the whole family at Rockin' Raceway Arcade.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge trip planner.

Pigeon Forge is just a short distance from Gatlinburg. In May, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips