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Chicago to Gatlinburg drive with pets

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Pet-friendly stops from Chicago to Gatlinburg

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Chicago 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. 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

10:00 am  start in Chicago
drive for about 2 hours

12:14 pm  Triple XXX Family Restaurant
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:14 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:34 pm  Indianapolis
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:34 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:14 pm  Sellersburg
stay overnight at Comfort Inn Sellersburg
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Comfort Inn Sellersburg
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:38 am  Lexington
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:38 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:06 pm  London
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:06 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:51 pm  Knoxville
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:51 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:54 pm  arrive in Gatlinburg
eat at Humdingers Frozen Yogurt
stay at River Terrace Resort & Convention Center

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Chicago, Illinois.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Triple XXX Family Restaurant
    Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine  (1 mention)
    Purdue University - Veterinary Teaching Hospital  (1 mention)
    Purdue University Dept Of Veterinary Clinical Science  (1 mention)
    Shamrock Dog Park  (1 mention)
    Crittersitters of Lafayette Inc  (1 mention)
    Petsburgh Pet Care  (1 mention)
    Paw Prints Animal Hospital  (1 mention)
    VCA Lafayette Animal Hospital  (1 mention)
Indianapolis  (28 answers)
    President Benjamin Harrison Home  (1 mention)
    ICAAN  (1 mention)
    Three Dog Bakery  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Indianapolis:
        Vic's Downtown Espresso Bar
        Aesop's Tables
        Shoefly Public House
        Mikado Japanese Restaurant
    questions about Indianapolis:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Indianapolis?
        Awesome food trucks?
        Best free things to do in Indianapolis?
        Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis
Sellersburg  (2 answers)
    Care-Pets Animal Hospital and Wellness Center  (1 mention)
    Highland Dog Park  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly hotels around Sellersburg:
        Comfort Inn Sellersburg
        Home Lodge Louisville Sellersburg
        Ramada Hotel Sellersburg
        Days Inn Louisville Sellersburg
        Add-More Campground
        Suburban Extended Stay Hotel Clarksville (Indiana)
        Candlewood Suites Louisville North
        BEST WESTERN Green Tree Inn
Lexington  (28 answers)
    University of Kentucky Campus  (1 mention)
    America's Uptown Hounds Luxury Resorts  (1 mention)
    Bluegrass Barkery  (1 mention)
    Jacobson Dog Park  (1 mention)
    Southland Veterinary Hospital  (1 mention)
    Materson Station Dog Park  (1 mention)
    questions about Lexington:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Lexington?
        Best place to stay in Lexington while attending the Rolex 3 day event?
        stays overnight, Lexington, Ky. near highway
Knoxville  (12 answers)
    River Dog Bakery  (1 mention)
    Dogwood Park At Victor Ashe Park  (1 mention)
    Dogwood Dog Park at Victor Ashe Park  (1 mention)
    Knoxville Pet Emergency Clinic  (1 mention)
    University of Tennessee - Vet Teaching Hospital  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Knoxville:
        Mellow Mushroom
    questions about Knoxville:
        New Years in Knoxville reccomendations

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

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)
Brookside Resort  (1 mention)
Quality Inn & Suites  (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)
Gatlinburg Haunts  (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 Chicago drive with pets, 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 Chicago to Gatlinburg. Or get a full Chicago 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 Chicago well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Chicago!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 581 miles
driving time of 9 hours, 18 minutes
Gatlinburg is 1 hour ahead of Chicago
271 Chicago travel answers
28 Indianapolis travel answers
2 Sellersburg travel answers
28 Lexington travel answers
1 London travel answer
12 Knoxville travel answers
27 Gatlinburg travel answers

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