9 days in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg & Lynchburg Itinerary

9 days in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg & Lynchburg Itinerary

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Pigeon Forge
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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Lynchburg
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge — 2 nights

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.
Attractions like Dollywood and Zipline make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at The Island in Pigeon Forge, experience the excitement of Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, and look for gifts at Moon Pie General Store.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Pigeon Forge road trip site.

New York City to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.
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Gatlinburg — 4 nights

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 Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to Carolina Outfitters (in Topton) and Zipline (in Hartford). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, stroll around Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area, trek along Alum Cave Trail, and get great views at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg route app.

Gatlinburg is just a stone's throw from Pigeon Forge. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lynchburg.
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Lynchburg — 2 nights

Lynchburg is a city in the south-central region of the U.S. state of Tennessee. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Lynchburg City Cemetery, admire the majestic nature at Tims Ford State Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Harvey's Garden. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at The Elk River, then examine the collection at Old Jail Museum, and then cool off at Tim's Ford Marina.

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Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Lynchburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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