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Charleston to Gatlinburg drive with pets

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Pet-friendly stops from Charleston to Gatlinburg

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Charleston to Gatlinburg with your dog or cat. 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 dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Charleston
drive for about 2 hours

12:55 pm  Congaree National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:55 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:25 pm  Whitmire (South Carolina)
stay overnight at KOA-Newberry /Tahquamenon
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from KOA-Newberry /Tahquamenon
drive for about 55 minutes

10:55 am  Spartanburg (South Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:55 am
drive for about 54 minutes

12:49 pm  Hendersonville (North Carolina)
eat at Chick-Fil-A Restaurant
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:49 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:01 pm  Smokey Mountain Outdoors
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:01 pm
drive for about 33 minutes

4:34 pm  arrive in Gatlinburg
stay at River Terrace Resort & Convention Center

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours

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What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Congaree National Park  (3 mentions)
    Congaree National Park  (1 mention)
    Conagree National Park  (1 mention)
    questions about Congaree National Park:
        Where to stay in congaree national park

Whitmire (South Carolina)
    Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly hotels around Whitmire (South Carolina):
        KOA-Newberry /Tahquamenon

Spartanburg (South Carolina)  (3 answers)
    Pooch Playtime Pet Services, LLC  (1 mention)
    Southport Kennel Company  (1 mention)
    Companion Animal Clinic  (1 mention)
    questions about Spartanburg (South Carolina):
        Best free things to do in Spartanburg?

Hendersonville (North Carolina)  (3 answers)
    Petco Pet Store - Hendersonville  (1 mention)
    Hendersonville Veterinary Hospital  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Hendersonville (North Carolina):
        Chick-Fil-A Restaurant
        Black Rose Pub
        Southern Appalachian Brewery
        Sanctuary Brewing Company

Smokey Mountain Outdoors

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 River Terrace Resort & Convention Center.

Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:

Smoky Mountain Cabins  (1 mention)
Quality Inn & Suites  (1 mention)
Brookside Resort  (1 mention)

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

Where's the best place to eat in Gatlinburg?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Humdingers Frozen Yogurt.

Want to research more popular restaurants 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.

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

The Village Shops  (1 mention)

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 Charleston drive with pets, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Charleston? Try searching for places within 5.5 hours of Charleston.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Charleston to Gatlinburg. Or get a full Charleston 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 Charleston well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Charleston!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 339 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 32 minutes
138 Charleston travel answers
3 Spartanburg (South Carolina) travel answers
3 Hendersonville (North Carolina) travel answers
32 Gatlinburg travel answers


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