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.
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
driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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
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
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The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Gatlinburg.
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