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Gatlinburg to Chapel Hill drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Gatlinburg to Chapel Hill road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Gatlinburg to Chapel Hill. If you're planning a road trip to Chapel Hill, 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

11:00 am  start in Gatlinburg
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:35 pm  Asheville
eat at Tupelo Honey Cafe
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 2:35 pm
drive for about 59 minutes

3:34 pm  Blue Ridge Mountains
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 2.5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Blue Ridge Mountains
drive for about 45 minutes

10:45 am  Hickory (North Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:45 am
drive for about 1 hour

12:51 pm  Advance (North Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:51 pm
drive for about 48 minutes

2:38 pm  Greensboro
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:38 pm
drive for about 52 minutes

4:31 pm  arrive in Chapel Hill

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Asheville  (83 answers)
    Biltmore Estate  (13 mentions)
    Wicked Weed Brewing  (6 mentions)
    Highland Brewing Company  (4 mentions)
    Wedge Brewing Company  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Asheville:
        Tupelo Honey Cafe
        Wedge Brewing Co
        French Broad Chocolate Lounge
        C├║rate
        Asheville Brewing Company
    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?

Blue Ridge Mountains  (3 mentions)

Hickory (North Carolina)

Advance (North Carolina)

Greensboro  (7 answers)
    questions about Greensboro:
        Fun, family friendly activies for the holidays in Greensboro, NC?


What are some things to do in Chapel Hill?

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:

Top of the Hill  (2 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 Chapel Hill. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Liz from Washington asked:
Wedding Afterparty  (2 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Chapel Hill for a first time visitor?  (1 answer)

profile  Sandi from Chapel Hill asked:
What is 7 hours north of Chapel Hill  (1 answer)

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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 Chapel Hill 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 5.5 hours of Gatlinburg.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Gatlinburg to Chapel Hill. Or get a full Gatlinburg to Chapel Hill 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 308 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 27 minutes
32 Gatlinburg travel answers
83 Asheville travel answers
1 Hickory (North Carolina) travel answer
1 Advance (North Carolina) travel answer
7 Greensboro travel answers
8 Chapel Hill travel answers





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