9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h
3
Columbus
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
4
Gettysburg
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Hershey
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: New York City

2
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 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. There's still lots to do: stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, have some family-friendly fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge route planner.

New York City to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pigeon Forge, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Zipline
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The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
The Island in Pigeon Forge

3
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 Roaring Fork. Change things up with a short trip to 5 Rivers Adventures in Hartford (about 56 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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Gatlinburg is just a stone's throw from Pigeon Forge. In June, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Columbus.

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
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

1
night
Columbus

Columbus ©
Columbus is a city in the U.S. On the 21st (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then hike along Columbus Fall Line Trace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Columbus Riverwalk.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Columbus online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Gatlinburg to Columbus in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Columbus are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Room Escape Games

1
day
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, admire all the interesting features of Gettysburg National Military Park, then explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, then get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and finally get your game on at Victorian Photography Studio.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gettysburg trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Columbus to Gettysburg by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Columbus in June, things will get slightly colder in Gettysburg: highs are around 81°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio
Devils Den ©
Devils Den
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

1
night
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
On the 23rd (Sun), get in on the family fun at Hersheypark.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hershey trip builder site .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Hershey in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hershey are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks
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Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

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