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Bluffton to Gatlinburg drive in 1 day

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 Hampton (South Carolina)
 Santee (South Carolina)
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Bluffton to Gatlinburg road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Bluffton to Gatlinburg. If you're planning a road trip to Gatlinburg, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Bluffton and Gatlinburg. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Bluffton and Gatlinburg. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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8:00 am  start in Bluffton
drive for about 1.5 hours

9:18 am  Hampton (South Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:18 am
drive for about 1 hour

11:31 am  Santee (South Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:31 pm
drive for about 59 minutes

1:30 pm  Columbia
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:30 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:46 pm  Union
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:46 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:34 pm  Asheville
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 8:34 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:11 pm  arrive in Gatlinburg

driving ≈ 8 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Hampton (South Carolina)  (2 answers)
    questions about Hampton (South Carolina):
        Where to eat

Santee (South Carolina)  (2 answers)

Columbia  (14 answers)
    Riverbanks Zoo and Garden  (2 mentions)


Asheville  (80 answers)
    Biltmore Estate  (13 mentions)
    Wicked Weed Brewing  (6 mentions)
    Highland Brewing Company  (4 mentions)
    Asheville  (3 mentions)
    Wedge Brewing Company  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Asheville:
        Tupelo Honey Cafe
        Wedge Brewing Co
        French Broad Chocolate Lounge
        Asheville Brewing Company
    hotels around Asheville:
        The Omni Grove Park Inn
        Aloft Asheville Downtown
    questions about Asheville:
        Short weekend in Asheville
        Dining and lodging on a budget?
        Bachelorette Party
        Where to stay and what to do in Asheville N. Carolina?
        Things to do and places to eat/drink during girls weekend?

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.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Great Smoky Mountains  (2 mentions)

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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 Bluffton drive, 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 Bluffton to Gatlinburg. Or get a full Bluffton 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 Bluffton well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Bluffton!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 387 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 30 minutes
3 Bluffton travel answers
2 Hampton (South Carolina) travel answers
2 Santee (South Carolina) travel answers
14 Columbia travel answers
80 Asheville travel answers
31 Gatlinburg travel answers


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