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Gatlinburg to Columbus drive in an RV

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RV campgrounds from Gatlinburg to Columbus

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from Gatlinburg to Columbus in your RV. If you're planning a road trip to Columbus, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best RV parks, campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and AllStays. Scroll down to see all the RV campgrounds along the way.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Gatlinburg
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:27 pm  Whitley City
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:27 pm
drive for about 51 minutes

2:18 pm  London
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:18 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:36 pm  Nicholasville
stay overnight at The Cottage at The Corner House B&B
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from The Cottage at The Corner House B&B
drive for about 2 hours

11:59 am  Cincinnati
eat at Famous Neons Unplugged
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:59 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

1:54 pm  Dayton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:54 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:00 pm  arrive in Columbus
stay at Residence Inn Columbus Downtown

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours

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What are RV campgrounds along the way?

Whitley City
    Barren Fork Horse Camp  (1 mention)
    Blue Heron - Big South Fork National River Rec Area  (1 mention)
    Alum Ford - Big South Fork National River Rec Area  (1 mention)
    Sandhill RV Camp  (1 mention)
    Bear Creek Horse Camp - Big South Fork National River Rec Area  (1 mention)

    Westgate RV Camping  (1 mention)
    Levi Jackson State Park  (1 mention)

    Camp Nelson RV Park  (1 mention)
    hotels around Nicholasville:
        The Cottage at The Corner House B&B
        Howard Johnson Inn Nicholasville/Lexington

Cincinnati  (35 answers)
    restaurants around Cincinnati:
        Famous Neons Unplugged
        The Famous Neon's Unplugged
    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?

Dayton  (5 answers)
    Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Dayton:
        Dayton Beer Company
    questions about Dayton:

Where's the best place to stay in Columbus?

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 Columbus.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Residence Inn Columbus Downtown.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

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

What are some things to do in Columbus?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

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 Columbus. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Columbus for a first time visitor?  (15 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Columbus?  (8 answers)

profile  Hannah from Milwaukee asked:
Where should we eat in Columbus?  (6 answers)

profile  Daphne from Chicago asked:
What to see and eat in Short North with just a day?  (6 answers)

profile  Bob from asked:
Traveling thru Columbus Ohio on I -71 need a motel near by.  (3 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Columbus.

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 Columbus to Gatlinburg drive in an RV, 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 Gatlinburg to Columbus. Or get a full Gatlinburg to Columbus 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 398 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 14 minutes
32 Gatlinburg travel answers
1 London travel answer
35 Cincinnati travel answers
5 Dayton travel answers
39 Columbus travel answers


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