9 days in Nashville, Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

9 days in Nashville, Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

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9 days in Nashville, Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h
End: New York City

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): wander the streets of Downtown Nashville. On your second day here, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nashville day trip tool .

New York City to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Museums Nightlife
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Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Grotto Falls Trail. Change things up with a short trip to 5 Rivers Adventures in Hartford (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, find something for the whole family at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimneys Picnic Area, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg tour planning tool .

You can drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hartford
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River Rafting & Tubing
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
5 Rivers Adventures ©
5 Rivers Adventures

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.
Family-friendly places like Dollywood and Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster will thrill your kids. Pack the 7th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge holiday maker website .

Pigeon Forge is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Zipline
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Dollywood ©
Dollywood
The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
The Island in Pigeon Forge
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction

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