8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Drive:  4​h
1
Ocoee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

1
night
Ocoee

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the activities along Adventures Unlimited. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ocoee online visit planner .

Charlotte to Ocoee is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. In July in Ocoee, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Ocoee

Nature Parks Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited

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.
Shop till you drop at The Old Mill and Tanger Outlets Sevierville. Family-friendly places like Dollywood and 7D Dark Ride Adventure will thrill your kids. Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. It doesn't end there: get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge and find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pigeon Forge sightseeing planner.

Getting from Ocoee to Pigeon Forge by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Tanger Outlets Sevierville
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The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
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The Island in Pigeon Forge

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Head to Fowler's Clay Works and Ole Smoky Candy Kitchenfor some retail therapy. Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Roaring Fork. Take a break from Gatlinburg with a short trip to 5 Rivers Adventures in Hartford, about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimneys Picnic Area, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

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Gatlinburg is very close to Pigeon Forge. In July in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hartford
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River Rafting & Tubing
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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