8 days in Pigeon Forge & Nashville Itinerary

8 days in Pigeon Forge & Nashville Itinerary

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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Pigeon Forge

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Coaster at Goats on the Roof and Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Ogles Gem Mine & Rock Shop. Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Four Sisters Old Time Photo, find something for the whole family at Big Top Arcade, make a trip to The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, and cool off at Outdoor Gravity Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Pigeon Forge. In August, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

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Nashville

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, immerse yourself in nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, then stroll through Belmont Mansion, and finally walk around Radnor Lake State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The District, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Natchez Trace Parkway, and finally look for gifts at White's Mercantile.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 69°F. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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