7 days in Chattanooga, Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

7 days in Chattanooga, Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

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7 days in Chattanooga, Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

Start: Houma
Drive:  11​h
1
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
End: Houma

2
nights
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chattanooga: Mash & Hops (in Cleveland) and Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. (in Ocoee). The adventure continues: put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Experience - Chattanooga, observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Ruby Falls, and explore the engaging exhibits at Wayne-O-Rama.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Chattanooga online route planner .

Houma to Chattanooga is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houma to Chattanooga. In June, daytime highs in Chattanooga are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mash & Hops, Ocoee Outdoors, Inc.
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Escape Experience - Chattanooga ©
Escape Experience - Chattanooga
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

1
night
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take some stellar pictures from Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Zipline

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): cool off at Dollywood.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pigeon Forge trip itinerary builder website .

Pigeon Forge is just a short distance from Gatlinburg. In June in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction

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