6 days in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg Itinerary

6 days in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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6 days in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Drive:  1 h
1
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
End: Knoxville

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Titanic Museum Attraction and Mill Bridge Winery. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dollywood and Zipline. There's much more to do: look for gifts at The Old Mill Candy Kitchen, get in on the family fun at The Island in Pigeon Forge, experience the excitement of Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, and have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge road trip planning site .

Knoxville to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

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The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Zipline

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fowler's Clay Works and Tennessee Homemade Wines. Head to NOC Gatlinburg and Paul Murray Galleryfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, do a tasting at Sugarland Cellars, buy something for everyone on your list at The Village Shops, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg travel route planner.

Gatlinburg is very close to Pigeon Forge. In July in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Shopping
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Zipline
Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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