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Columbus to Gatlinburg drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Columbus to Gatlinburg road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Columbus 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 Columbus
drive for about 3 hours

12:59 pm  Yellow Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:59 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

6:26 pm  Cincinnati
eat at Rhinegeist Brewery
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Cincinnati
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:35 am  Lexington
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:35 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:03 pm  London
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:03 pm
drive for about 51 minutes

2:54 pm  Whitley City
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:54 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:24 pm  Knoxville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:24 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:27 pm  arrive in Gatlinburg

day 2 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Yellow Springs

Cincinnati  (35 answers)
    Washington Park  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Cincinnati:
        Rhinegeist Brewery
        Skyline Chili
        Nada
        The Eagle
        Senate
    questions about Cincinnati:
        Best free things to do in Cincinnati?
        The best of Cincinnati?
        Top dining spots in Cincinnati!?
        Where is the best place to grab an early dinner in Cincinnati
        Running near Eden Park?

Lexington  (28 answers)
    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

London

Whitley City

Knoxville  (25 answers)
    questions about Knoxville:
        New Years in Knoxville reccomendations
        Pet friendly lodging near Knoxville, TN


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 Columbus 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 Columbus to Gatlinburg. Or get a full Columbus 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 Columbus well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Columbus!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 398 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 14 minutes
39 Columbus travel answers
1 Yellow Springs travel answer
35 Cincinnati travel answers
28 Lexington travel answers
1 London travel answer
25 Knoxville travel answers
32 Gatlinburg travel answers





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