8 days in The Smokies Itinerary

8 days in The Smokies Itinerary

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8 days in The Smokies Itinerary

Start: Moline
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
Pigeon Forge
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Moline

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Quiet Walkways. Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Chimneys Picnic Area make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pigeon Forge: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Ramsey Cascades, Middle Prong Trail, & more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, and sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

Before you visit Pigeon Forge, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Moline to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Moline to Pigeon Forge is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Moline in September since evenings lows in Pigeon Forge dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
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Roaring Fork
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Mount LeConte