9 days in Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Nashville Itinerary

9 days in Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Nashville Itinerary

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Pigeon Forge
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
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Nashville
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Pigeon Forge

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cool off at Dollywood.

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Fort Wayne to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Fort Wayne in July, Pigeon Forge is a bit warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

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A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, and hike along Alum Cave Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park online visit planner.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a short distance from Pigeon Forge. In July, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then stop by Smith Creek Moonshine.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville vacation planner.

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping · Museums

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