8 days in Pigeon Forge & Nashville Itinerary

8 days in Pigeon Forge & Nashville Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Indianapolis
Drive:  5 h 30 min
1
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
End: Indianapolis

3
nights
Pigeon Forge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): cool off at Dollywood.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge sightseeing planner.

Indianapolis to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Indianapolis in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Pigeon Forge, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
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Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
The Island in Pigeon Forge

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nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes RCA Studio B as well as Ryman Auditorium. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife Museums
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Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Ryman Auditorium ©
Ryman Auditorium

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