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Charlotte to Gatlinburg drive

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Charlotte to Gatlinburg road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Charlotte 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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9:00 am  start in Charlotte
drive for about 1 hour

10:02 am  Gaffney
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:02 am
drive for about 44 minutes

11:47 am  Forest City (North Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:47 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

1:36 pm  Hendersonville (North Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:36 pm
drive for about 28 minutes

3:03 pm  Asheville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:03 pm
drive for about 36 minutes

4:39 pm  Waynesville (North Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:39 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:55 pm  Dandridge
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:55 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

8:52 pm  arrive in Gatlinburg

driving ≈ 6 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?


Forest City (North Carolina)

Hendersonville (North Carolina)  (3 answers)

Asheville  (83 answers)
    Biltmore Estate  (13 mentions)
    Wicked Weed Brewing  (6 mentions)
    Highland Brewing Company  (4 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?

Waynesville (North Carolina)  (2 answers)


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)

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!

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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 Charlotte drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Charlotte? Try searching for places within 3.5 hours of Charlotte.

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 196 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 37 minutes
42 Charlotte travel answers
1 Gaffney travel answer
1 Forest City (North Carolina) travel answer
3 Hendersonville (North Carolina) travel answers
83 Asheville travel answers
2 Waynesville (North Carolina) travel answers
1 Dandridge travel answer
32 Gatlinburg travel answers


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