Route & dates
8 days in The Smokies Itinerary
Start: New York City
bus + Fly: 4h 45min
Pigeon Forge— 7 nights
Fly + bus: 4h 45min
End: New York City
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.Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cades Cove, & more) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (in Gatlinburg). There's still lots to do: cool off at Dollywood, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, and sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.
To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip planner.
New York City to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Pigeon Forge, with lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Pigeon Forge
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg