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Atlanta to Gatlinburg via Buford

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RV campgrounds from Atlanta to Gatlinburg

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from Atlanta to Gatlinburg in your RV. If you're planning a road trip to Gatlinburg, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best RV parks, campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and AllStays. Scroll down to see all the RV campgrounds along the way.

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10:00 am  start in Atlanta
drive for about 50 minutes

10:50 am  Buford
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:50 am
drive for about 2.5 hours

2:21 pm  Cherokee (North Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:21 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:24 pm  arrive in Gatlinburg
stay at Lake Lanier Islands Campground

driving ≈ 4.5 hours

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What are RV campgrounds along the way?

Buford  (2 answers)
    Shoal Creek Campground  (1 mention)
    Van Pugh South Campground  (1 mention)
    Sawnee  (1 mention)
    Shady Grove Campground  (1 mention)
    Old Federal - Lake Sidney Lanier  (1 mention)
    Bald Ridge Creek  (1 mention)
    hotels around Buford:
        Lake Lanier Islands Campground
        Lake Lanier Lodges
        Comfort Inn Suwanee

Cherokee (North Carolina)  (10 answers)
    Bradleys Campground  (1 mention)
    Great Smokey Mountain RV Camping Resort  (1 mention)
    Flaming Arrow Campground  (1 mention)
    Ft Wilderness Campground  (1 mention)
    Riverside Motel & Campground  (1 mention)
    Adventure Trail Campground  (1 mention)
    River Valley Campground  (1 mention)
    Ela Campground  (1 mention)
    Happy Holiday RV Village  (1 mention)
    KOA Campground Cherokee  (1 mention)
    hotels around Cherokee (North Carolina):
        Flaming Arrow Campground
        Fort Wilderness Campground and RV Resort
        Ela Campground
        Adventure Trail Campground
        Country Boy's RV Park
        KOA - Cherokee Great Smokies
        Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Smokemont Campground
        Indian Creek Campground
        Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground

Where's the best place to stay in Gatlinburg?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Gatlinburg.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Lake Lanier Islands Campground.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Lake Lanier Lodges  (1 mention)
Comfort Inn Suwanee  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular hotels in Gatlinburg? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Gatlinburg?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Gatlinburg.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Gatlinburg to Atlanta drive in an RV, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Atlanta to Gatlinburg. Or get a full Atlanta to Gatlinburg flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Atlanta well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Atlanta!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 200 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 21 minutes
143 Atlanta travel answers
2 Buford travel answers
10 Cherokee (North Carolina) travel answers
32 Gatlinburg travel answers


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