31 days in Pigeon Forge, Dallas & Kansas City Itinerary

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Pigeon Forge
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Pigeon Forge — 15 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.
Attractions like Dollywood and River Rafting & Tubing make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: Townsend (Cades Cove Gallery, Tuckaleechee Caverns, &more), Zipline (in Hartford) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Abrams Falls Trail, Cades Cove, &more). Pack the 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge trip itinerary app.

Kansas City to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of tram, train, bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly to Dallas.
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Dallas — 9 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Attractions like The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dallas: North Richland Hills Centre (in North Richland Hills), Texas Sculpture Garden (in Frisco) and Immersive Gamebox - Grandscape, North Dallas (in The Colony). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace, take some stellar pictures from Reunion Tower, observe the fascinating underwater world at The Dallas World Aquarium, and examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

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Getting from Pigeon Forge to Dallas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in June, things will get a bit warmer in Dallas: highs are around 92°F and lows about 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Kansas City.
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Kansas City — 6 nights

The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
Bring the kids along to Kansas Speedway and Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Kansas City: Ernie Miller Nature Center (in Olathe), Queen's Pantry Teas (in Leavenworth) and Saint Joseph (Missouri Theatre, The St. Joseph Parkway, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kansas City Missouri Temple, don't miss a visit to Thompson Barn, stroll around Indian Creek Greenway, and contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Saint Peter.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kansas City travel route planner.

You can fly from Dallas to Kansas City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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