8 days in Pigeon Forge & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

8 days in Pigeon Forge & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Pigeon Forge & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

Start: Pigeon Forge
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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Pigeon Forge

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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Oconaluftee River Trail as well as Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site and Mill Bridge Winery. Visiting Clingmans Dome and Chimney Tops Trail will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pigeon Forge: Ijams Nature Center (in Knoxville) and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings (in Mills River). There's still lots to do: cool off at Outdoor Gravity Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old Forge Distillery, take in the exciting artwork at The Twisted Vessel, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Pigeon Forge. August in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Oconaluftee River Trail, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Ijams Nature Center
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Clingmans Dome has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Elkmont Ghost Town, explore and take pictures at Little River Road, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park online vacation planner .

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a short distance from Pigeon Forge. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin

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