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Gatlinburg to Louisville drive with pets

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Pet-friendly stops from Gatlinburg to Louisville

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Gatlinburg to Louisville with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Louisville, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Gatlinburg
drive for about 1 hour

12:03 pm  Knoxville
eat at Soccer Taco-Market Square
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:03 pm
drive for about 46 minutes

1:49 pm  Pioneer
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:49 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:58 pm  London
stay overnight at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites London
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours

 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites London
drive for about 49 minutes

11:49 am  Berea
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:49 pm
drive for about 39 minutes

1:28 pm  Lexington
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:28 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:54 pm  arrive in Louisville
stay at Hilton Seelbach Louisville

day 2 driving ≈ 3 hours

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What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Knoxville  (25 answers)
    Pamela Collins, Cat Sitter  (1 mention)
    Pets On the Run  (1 mention)
    Lucky Pets, LLC  (1 mention)
    Charmaine's PetWatcher  (1 mention)
    Animal House Pet Sitting  (1 mention)
    CitiFid-o  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Knoxville:
        Soccer Taco-Market Square
    questions about Knoxville:
        New Years in Knoxville reccomendations
        Pet friendly lodging near Knoxville, TN


    pet-friendly hotels around London:
        Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites London
        Microtel Inn London (Kentucky)
        Days Inn London (Kentucky)
        Super 8 Motel London (Kentucky)
        Red Roof Inn London I-75
        Econo Lodge London (Kentucky)
        Quality Inn London
        Country Inns & Suites London
        Budget Host Westgate Inn
        Westgate RV Campground


Lexington  (28 answers)
    University of Kentucky Campus  (1 mention)
    America's Uptown Hounds Luxury Resorts  (1 mention)
    Coldstream Dog Park  (1 mention)
    Bluegrass Barkery  (1 mention)
    Jacobson Dog Park  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Lexington:
        Blue Stallion Brewing
    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

Where's the best place to stay in Louisville?

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 Louisville.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hilton Seelbach Louisville.

Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:

21c Museum Hotel  (1 mention)

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

Where's the best place to eat in Louisville?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Bistro 301.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Bristol Bar & Grill  (1 mention)

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

What are some things to do in Louisville?

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 GoPetFriendly:

Pawsibilities  (1 mention)
Call My Assistant  (1 mention)
Pet Nanny For Hire  (1 mention)

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

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Louisville?  (9 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Louisville for a first time visitor?  (8 answers)

profile  Nicole from asked:
Any cool things to do/places to eat in Louisville?  (6 answers)

profile  Sasha from Houston asked:
Hotels to stay at during the Kentucky Derby?  (2 answers)

profile  Angi from Logansport, Indiana asked:
Has anyone been to Butchertown Market?  (1 answer)

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

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 Louisville to Gatlinburg drive with pets, 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 4.5 hours of Gatlinburg.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Gatlinburg to Louisville. Or get a full Gatlinburg to Louisville 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 286 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 33 minutes
32 Gatlinburg travel answers
25 Knoxville travel answers
1 London travel answer
28 Lexington travel answers
47 Louisville travel answers


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