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Bowman (North Dakota) to Gatlinburg drive

driving   /   4 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Bowman (North Dakota) to Gatlinburg road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Bowman (North Dakota) to Gatlinburg. 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. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Bowman (North Dakota)
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:40 pm  Bismarck (North Dakota)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:40 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:17 pm  West Fargo
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from West Fargo
drive for about 4 hours

12:48 pm  Minneapolis
eat at The Bachelor Farmer
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:48 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:28 pm  La Crosse (Wisconsin)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:28 pm
drive for about 2 hours

7:41 pm  Madison (Wisconsin)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from Madison (Wisconsin)
drive for about 2.5 hours

1:38 pm  Chicago
stay overnight at The James Chicago Hotel
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 2.5 hours
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 Day 4

9:00 am  leave from The James Chicago Hotel
drive for about 5 hours

1:46 pm  Louisville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:46 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

7:29 pm  arrive in Gatlinburg

day 4 driving ≈ 9.5 hours
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Bowman (North Dakota) to Gatlinburg questions

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Best route from.sw nd to gatlinburg tn  (1 answer)

Where should I stop along the way?

Bismarck (North Dakota)  (2 answers)

West Fargo  (5 answers)
    questions about West Fargo:
        What is your favorite restaurant in West Fargo?
        rv campgrounds

Minneapolis  (57 answers)
    Lake Calhoun  (23 mentions)
    Lake Harriet  (21 mentions)
    Lake Of The Isles  (17 mentions)
    Minnehaha Falls  (10 mentions)
    Minnehaha Park  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Minneapolis:
        The Bachelor Farmer
        112 Eatery
        Sea Salt Eatery
        Midtown Global Market
        Psycho Suzi's
    questions about Minneapolis:
        Best free things to do in Minneapolis?
        Is the Mall of America worth visiting?
        Fine dining in Minneapolis?
        What are the best lakes in and/or around Minneapolis?
        What are your favorite restaurants in Minneapolis?

La Crosse (Wisconsin)  (4 answers)

Madison (Wisconsin)  (32 answers)
    Wisconsin State Capitol  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Madison (Wisconsin):
        The Old Fashioned
        Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co
        Ha Long Bay
    questions about Madison (Wisconsin):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Madison?
        Family-friendly campsites near Madison for large groups
        Where is there a good Japanese restaurant?
        One day trip, looking for a good time under $100
        Catholic Easter Vigil Mass with good music in Madison?

Chicago  (311 answers)
    Millennium Park  (54 mentions)
    The Art Institute of Chicago  (48 mentions)
    Shedd Aquarium  (46 mentions)
    Willis Tower  (38 mentions)
    Lincoln Park Zoo  (35 mentions)
    restaurants around Chicago:
        Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
        Pequod's Pizza
        Girl & the Goat
        Big Star
        Au Cheval
    hotels around Chicago:
        The James Chicago Hotel
        Hotel Palomar Chicago
        Acme Hotel Company Chicago
        Virgin Hotels Chicago
        Thompson Chicago
    questions about Chicago:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Chicago?
        Best Chicago pizza?
        What to do in one weekend in Chicago?
        airport transportation
        Chicago - Should we rent a car or no?

Louisville  (47 answers)
    Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory  (3 mentions)
    Churchill Downs  (2 mentions)
    Muhammad Ali Center  (2 mentions)
    Fourth Street Live!  (2 mentions)
    Louisville Slugger Field  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Louisville:
        Seviche, A Latin Restaurant
        Basa Restaurant
        Milkwood Restaurant
        Jeff Ruby's Louisville
        Hyatt Regency Louisville
    questions about Louisville:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Louisville?
        What's the best neighborhood in Louisville for a first time visitor?
        Any cool things to do/places to eat in Louisville?
        Hotels to stay at during the Kentucky Derby?
        Has anyone been to Butchertown Market?

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 Bowman (North Dakota) 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 Bowman (North Dakota) to Gatlinburg. Or get a full Bowman (North Dakota) to Gatlinburg flight plan.

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,590 miles
driving time of 23 hours, 27 minutes
Gatlinburg is 2 hours ahead of Bowman (North Dakota)
1 Bowman (North Dakota) travel answer
2 Bismarck (North Dakota) travel answers
5 West Fargo travel answers
57 Minneapolis travel answers
4 La Crosse (Wisconsin) travel answers
32 Madison (Wisconsin) travel answers
311 Chicago travel answers
47 Louisville travel answers
32 Gatlinburg travel answers


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