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Fort Myers to Gatlinburg drive

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  Fort Myers
 Tampa
 Ocala
 Valdosta
 Ashburn
 Macon
 Atlanta
 Cherokee (North Carolina)
   Gatlinburg 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Fort Myers to Gatlinburg road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Fort Myers to Gatlinburg. If you're planning a road trip to Gatlinburg, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Fort Myers and Gatlinburg. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Fort Myers and Gatlinburg. 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 Fort Myers
drive for about 2 hours

11:53 am  Tampa
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:53 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:26 pm  Ocala
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:26 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:29 pm  Valdosta
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:29 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:42 pm  Ashburn
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

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

10:41 am  Macon
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:41 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:08 pm  Atlanta
stay for about 2.5 hours
and leave at 3:38 pm
drive for about 3 hours

6:32 pm  Cherokee (North Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:32 pm
drive for about 1 hour

8:36 pm  arrive in Gatlinburg

day 2 driving ≈ 7 hours
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Fort Myers to Gatlinburg questions


Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Fort Myers, Florida.

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.


Where should I stop along the way?

Tampa  (56 answers)
    International Plaza and Bay Street  (6 mentions)
    Busch Gardens Tampa  (5 mentions)
    Bayshore Blvd  (4 mentions)
    Tampa Riverwalk  (4 mentions)
    South Howard Ave  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Tampa:
        Ulele
        Piquant Hyde Park
        Oxford Exchange
        Bern's Steak House
        Ava
    questions about Tampa:
        Best new restaurants in Tampa?
        Popular areas in Tampa for shopping?
        Beaches around Tampa
        Best free things to do in Tampa?
        Weekend ideas for a first timer in Tampa

Ocala  (4 answers)

Valdosta  (4 answers)

Ashburn

Macon  (3 answers)

Atlanta  (109 answers)
    Georgia Aquarium  (29 mentions)
    World of Coca-Cola  (20 mentions)
    Piedmont Park  (16 mentions)
    Midtown Atlanta  (14 mentions)
    High Museum of Art  (11 mentions)
    restaurants around Atlanta:
        The Varsity
        Mary Mac's Tea Room
        Antico Pizza Napoletana
        Empire State South
        JCT Kitchen & Bar
    questions about Atlanta:
        Good Restaurants Unique to Atlanta?
        Great, reasonable places to eat.
        Tourist spots worth seeing in Atlanta?
        Authentic Southern Food!
        Best family activities in Atlanta?

Cherokee (North Carolina)  (6 answers)


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.


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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 767 miles
driving time of 12 hours, 51 minutes
Gatlinburg is the same time as Fort Myers
9 Fort Myers travel answers
56 Tampa travel answers
4 Ocala travel answers
4 Valdosta travel answers
3 Macon travel answers
109 Atlanta travel answers
6 Cherokee (North Carolina) travel answers
27 Gatlinburg travel answers





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