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Gatlinburg to Atlanta drive

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Gatlinburg to Atlanta road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Gatlinburg to Atlanta. If you're planning a road trip to Atlanta, 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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10:00 am  start in Gatlinburg
drive for about 1 hour

11:07 am  Cherokee (North Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:07 pm
drive for about 44 minutes

12:51 pm  Franklin (North Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:51 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

2:40 pm  Tallulah Falls
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:40 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:59 pm  Dacula
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:59 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

6:48 pm  Georgia Aquarium
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:48 pm
drive for about 5 minutes

7:53 pm  arrive in Atlanta
eat at The Varsity
stay at W Atlanta - Midtown

driving ≈ 5 hours


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Where should I stop along the way?

Cherokee (North Carolina)  (10 answers)

Franklin (North Carolina)  (2 answers)

Tallulah Falls

Dacula  (3 answers)

Georgia Aquarium  (37 mentions)


Where's the best place to stay in Atlanta?

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 Atlanta.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out W Atlanta - Midtown, which was mentioned 6 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Artmore Hotel  (4 mentions)
The Highland Inn  (3 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Atlanta? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Atlanta?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest The Varsity, which was mentioned 14 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Mary Mac's Tea Room  (12 mentions)
Antico Pizza Napoletana  (11 mentions)
Empire State South  (11 mentions)
JCT Kitchen & Bar  (10 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Atlanta? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Atlanta?

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:

Georgia Aquarium  (29 mentions)
World of Coca-Cola  (20 mentions)
Piedmont Park  (16 mentions)
Midtown Atlanta  (14 mentions)
High Museum of Art  (11 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!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Atlanta. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Leslie from Nashville asked:
Good Restaurants Unique to Atlanta?  (14 answers)

profile  Tristan from Florida asked:
Great, reasonable places to eat.  (13 answers)

profile  Gina from Minneapolis asked:
Tourist spots worth seeing in Atlanta?  (13 answers)

profile  Sarah from Seattle asked:
Authentic Southern Food!  (12 answers)

profile  Brooke from Nashville asked:
Best family activities in Atlanta?  (10 answers)

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

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Gatlinburg? Try searching for places within 4 hours of Gatlinburg.

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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 196 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 50 minutes
32 Gatlinburg travel answers
10 Cherokee (North Carolina) travel answers
2 Franklin (North Carolina) travel answers
1 Tallulah Falls travel answer
3 Dacula travel answers
143 Atlanta travel answers





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