6 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

6 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

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6 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville, Florida
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
2
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
End: Jacksonville, Florida

1
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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.
On the 6th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin.

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

Jacksonville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jacksonville in July: highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

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Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 8th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Rowdy Bear Mountain, putt your heart out at Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini Golf, examine the collection at Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens, then get your game on at Gatlin's Escape Games, and finally look for gifts at Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works, get a taste of the local shopping with Paul Murray Gallery, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at 5 Rivers Adventures.

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Gatlinburg is just a stone's throw from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. July in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

5 Rivers Adventures
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Zipline
Rowdy Bear Mountain ©
Rowdy Bear Mountain

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo, cool off at Outdoor Gravity Park, then get in on the family fun at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof, then get in on the family fun at Arcade City, and finally do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge trip app .

Pigeon Forge is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. July in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks

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Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo
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Outdoor Gravity Park ©
Outdoor Gravity Park
Mill Bridge Winery ©
Mill Bridge Winery
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof ©
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof

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