9 days in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

9 days in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

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9 days in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Newark

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and St Mary's Catholic Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at Walker Sisters' Cabin and Trinity Episcopal Church. Go for a jaunt from Gatlinburg to Hartford to see River Rafting & Tubing about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, get great views at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

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Newark to Gatlinburg is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Zipline. Museum-lovers will appreciate Titanic Museum Attraction and Hollywood Wax Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (about 1h 10 min away). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 20th (Thu) at Dollywood. And it doesn't end there: get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wears Valley United Methodist Church, sample the fine beverages at Tennessee XXX Moonshine on Teaster, and learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery.

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Pigeon Forge is just a short distance from Gatlinburg. 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 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Wears Valley United Methodist Church
Highlights from your plan
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction

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