9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Hartford
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 4th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Radnor Lake State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville holiday maker app .

Philadelphia to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Philadelphia in April, expect nights in Nashville to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 73°F. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Zipline

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Island in Pigeon Forge as well as Arcade City. On the 6th (Mon), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Arcade City and then get in on the family fun at The Island in Pigeon Forge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Pigeon Forge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. You'll set off for Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Arcade City ©
Arcade City
The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
The Island in Pigeon Forge

2
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ramsey Cascades, Roaring Fork, Laurel Falls, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls and then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour itinerary builder .

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is very close to Pigeon Forge. In April, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hartford.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Laurel Falls ©
Laurel Falls
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Quiet Walkways ©
Quiet Walkways

2
nights
Hartford

Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pigeon River, Big Creek Expeditions and River Rafting & Tubing. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): catch all the local highlights with Big Creek Expeditions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Pigeon River and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hartford trip itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Hartford with the Route module. April in Hartford sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hartford

Tours Adventure Parks

Side Trips

Pigeon River, Cataloochee Valley
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Big Creek Expeditions ©
Big Creek Expeditions
Cataloochee Valley ©
Cataloochee Valley

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