3 days in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

3 days in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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Gatlinburg
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Pigeon Forge
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Gatlinburg

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.
On the 19th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg online trip itinerary planner.

Atlanta to Gatlinburg is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Atlanta in November: high temperatures in Gatlinburg hover around 60°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Adventure · Tours
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Zipline
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Ole Smoky ©
Ole Smoky

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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©

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 20th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along The Island in Pigeon Forge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge road trip planning tool.

Pigeon Forge is very close to Gatlinburg. In November, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
The Island in Pigeon Forge

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
On the 21st (Mon), steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cades Cove.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary maker.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is very close to Pigeon Forge. In November, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Walker Sisters' Cabin ©
Walker Sisters' Cabin

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