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Huntsville to Gatlinburg drive

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Huntsville to Gatlinburg road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Huntsville to Gatlinburg. If you're planning a road trip to Gatlinburg, 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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9:00 am  start in Huntsville
drive for about 43 minutes

9:43 am  Scottsboro
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:43 am
drive for about 1 hour

11:48 am  Chattanooga
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:48 pm
drive for about 34 minutes

1:22 pm  Cleveland (Tennessee)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:22 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

3:19 pm  Loudon (Tennessee)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:19 pm
drive for about 38 minutes

4:57 pm  Knoxville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:57 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:00 pm  arrive in Gatlinburg

driving ≈ 5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?


Chattanooga  (32 answers)
    Ruby Falls  (5 mentions)
    Rock City  (3 mentions)
    Tennessee Aquarium  (2 mentions)
    Creative Discovery Museum  (2 mentions)
    Lookout Mountain  (2 mentions)
    questions about Chattanooga:
        Is April a good month to visit Chattanooga?
        Activities in Chattanooga for families with active kids

Cleveland (Tennessee)

Loudon (Tennessee)

Knoxville  (25 answers)
    questions about Knoxville:
        New Years in Knoxville reccomendations
        Pet friendly lodging near Knoxville, TN

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)

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!

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

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

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 252 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 15 minutes
Gatlinburg is 1 hour ahead of Huntsville
7 Huntsville travel answers
32 Chattanooga travel answers
1 Cleveland (Tennessee) travel answer
1 Loudon (Tennessee) travel answer
25 Knoxville travel answers
32 Gatlinburg travel answers


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