7 days in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg & Nashville Itinerary

7 days in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg & Nashville Itinerary

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Pigeon Forge
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Pigeon Forge
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Gatlinburg
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Nashville
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Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

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 8th (Fri): find something for the whole family at The Island in Pigeon Forge and then take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster and then make a splash at Dollywood.

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New York City to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 51°F in Pigeon Forge. On the 10th (Sun), you're off to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

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Pigeon Forge

— 1 night

Center of Fun in the Smokies

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Big Top Arcade, then examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally catch some excitement at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster.

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You will leave for Gatlinburg on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums

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Gatlinburg

— 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail, then view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, then stroll through Alum Cave Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and finally take a memorable drive along Little River Road.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip planner.

Gatlinburg is just a short distance from Pigeon Forge. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Nashville

— 1 night

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Downtown Presbyterian Church and then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nashville

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