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Charlotte to Gatlinburg drive in an RV

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RV campgrounds from Charlotte to Gatlinburg

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from Charlotte 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.

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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)
eat at M Squared Spindale
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
stay at River Terrace Resort & Convention Center

driving ≈ 6 hours

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What are RV campgrounds along the way?

    Turtle Creek Campground  (1 mention)
    KOA Campground Gaffney  (1 mention)
    Iron City Campground  (1 mention)
    Pinehaven Campground  (1 mention)
    hotels around Gaffney:
        Jameson Inn Gaffney
        Super 8 Gaffney
        Homestead Lodge
        Quality Inn Gaffney
        Sleep Inn Gaffney

Forest City (North Carolina)
    Thomassen Family Campground  (1 mention)
    Foothills Family Campground  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Forest City (North Carolina):
        M Squared Spindale
    hotels around Forest City (North Carolina):
        Quality Inn Forest City
        Jameson Inn - Forest City
        Ramada Limited Hotel Forest City (North Carolina)
        Super 8 Spindale/Forest City/Rutherfordton
        Foothills Family Campground

Hendersonville (North Carolina)  (3 answers)
    Town Mountain Travel Park  (1 mention)
    Lazy Boy Travel Park  (1 mention)
    Park Place RV Park  (1 mention)
    Lakewood RV Resort  (1 mention)
    Red Gates Cottages and RV Park  (1 mention)
    Apple Valley Travel Park  (1 mention)
    Jaymar Travel Park  (1 mention)
    Blue Ridge Travel Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Hendersonville (North Carolina):
        Chick-Fil-A Restaurant
        Black Rose Pub
        Southern Appalachian Brewery
        Sanctuary Brewing Company
    hotels around Hendersonville (North Carolina):
        Days Inn Hendersonville
        Comfort Inn Hendersonville
        Red Roof Inn Hendersonville
        Mountain Lake Inn

Asheville  (83 answers)
    Wilsons Riverfront RV Park  (1 mention)
    Asheville Bear Creek RV Park  (1 mention)
    Campfire Lodgings  (1 mention)
    French Broad River Campground  (1 mention)
    Mama Gerties Hideaway Campground  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Asheville:
        Posana Cafe
        Over Easy Cafe
        The Southern Kitchen and Bar
        Mellow Mushroom
        Mayfel's Restaurant
        City Bakery and Cafe
    hotels around Asheville:
        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)
    Camp Adventure  (1 mention)
    Somers Dream RV Park  (1 mention)
    Stonebridge Campground  (1 mention)
    Cross Creek RV Park  (1 mention)
    Winngray Family Campground  (1 mention)
    Trails End RV Park  (1 mention)
    Riverhouse Acres  (1 mention)
    Rippling Waters Creekside RV Park  (1 mention)
    Hillbilly Creekside Campground  (1 mention)
    Pride RV Resort  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Waynesville (North Carolina):
        Frog Level Brewing
    hotels around Waynesville (North Carolina):
        Old Stone Inn Mountain Lodge & Restaurant Waynesville
        Days Inn Waynesville
        Brookside Mountain Mist Inn & Cottages
        The Waynesville Inn, Golf Resort & Spa
        Parkway Inn Waynesville
        Super 8 Motel Waynesville

    Dandridge Point RV Resort On The Lake  (1 mention)
    Point Marina and Resort  (1 mention)
    Terry Point Campground  (1 mention)
    Lake Cove Resort  (1 mention)
    Douglas Lake Campground  (1 mention)
    Sherman Oaks Campground  (1 mention)
    Anchor Down RV Resort  (1 mention)
    Griffin Island Campground  (1 mention)
    Mountain Lake Ranch Christian Retreat  (1 mention)
    Douglas Dam Headwater Campground  (1 mention)
    hotels around Dandridge:
        Holiday Inn Express Dandridge
        Jefferson Inn Dandridge
        Super 8 Motel Dandridge
        Quality Inn Dandridge
        Econo Lodge Jefferson City (Tennessee)
        Anchor Down RV Resort
        Days Inn White Pine

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 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 AllStays:

Twin Creek RV Resort  (1 mention)
Riveredge RV Park  (1 mention)
Camp Riverslanding  (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 Charlotte drive in an RV, 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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