8 days in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge & Sevierville Itinerary

8 days in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge & Sevierville Itinerary

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8 days in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge & Sevierville Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Sevierville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grovewood Village and Basilica of Saint Lawrence. Appreciate the collections at Hollywood Star Cars Museum and Mountain Farm Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee (about 1h 05 min away). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, get in on the family fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls, and stop by Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip maker website .

Washington DC to Gatlinburg is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cherokee, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Asheville
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Laurel Falls ©
Laurel Falls
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village

2
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.
On the 24th (Wed), hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, have some family-friendly fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, then explore the fascinating underground world of Tuckaleechee Caverns, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old Forge Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Dollywood, get in on the family fun at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof, and then do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge vacation planner.

Pigeon Forge is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sevierville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Tuckaleechee Caverns
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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Tuckaleechee Caverns ©
Tuckaleechee Caverns
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof ©
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof

2
nights
Sevierville

Sevierville ©
Lying at the foothills of the Great Smokies, Sevierville is a friendly tourist town with plenty of Southern charm.
On the 26th (Fri), meet the residents at Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo, explore the fascinating underground world of Forbidden Caverns, and then get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets Sevierville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy, then see the interesting displays at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, then learn about winemaking at Eagle Springs Winery, and finally shop like a local with Robert A. Tino Gallery.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Sevierville driving holiday planning website .

Sevierville is just a stone's throw from Pigeon Forge. In June, daily temperatures in Sevierville can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sevierville

Parks Shopping Museums
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Forbidden Caverns ©
Forbidden Caverns
Smoky Mountain Knife Works ©
Smoky Mountain Knife Works
Eagle Springs Winery ©
Eagle Springs Winery

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