7 days in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg & Nashville Itinerary

7 days in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg & Nashville Itinerary

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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge

— 3 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.
You've now added Hollywood Wax Museum to your itinerary. Alcatraz East Crime Museum and Titanic Museum Attraction will appeal to museum buffs. Old Forge Distillery and Holy Cross Catholic Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Shine Company - Pigeon Forge, find something for the whole family at Rockin' Raceway Arcade, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogles Gem Mine & Rock Shop, and cool off at Dollywood.

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Oswego to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Oswego to Pigeon Forge, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oswego in August since evenings lows in Pigeon Forge dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
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Gatlinburg

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ober Gatlinburg's Wildlife Encounter, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, and finally stroll around Freenotes Harmony Park.

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Gatlinburg is very close to Pigeon Forge. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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Nashville

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, examine the collection at Patsy Cline Museum, then wander the streets of The District, and finally take in the views from Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Frist Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at Tennessee State Museum, then examine the collection at The George Jones, then take an in-depth tour of Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

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You can drive from Gatlinburg to Nashville in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. Traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Nashville sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 69°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
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