Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Louisville to Charlotte. If you're planning a road trip to Charlotte, 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.
11:00 am start in Louisville
drive for about 1.5 hours
12:25 pm Lexington
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:25 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours
4:59 pm Gatlinburg
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am
day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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11:00 am leave from Gatlinburg
drive for about 2.5 hours
1:24 pm Shelby
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:24 pm
drive for about 49 minutes
3:13 pm arrive in Charlotte
day 2 driving ≈ 3 hours
Lexington (28 answers)
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
Gatlinburg (32 answers)
Great Smoky Mountain National Park (8 mentions)
Great Smoky Mountains (2 mentions)
Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Amelie's French Bakery, which was mentioned 4 times.
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This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.
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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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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 Charlotte to Louisville drive, 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 Louisville to Charlotte. Or get a full Louisville to Charlotte 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.
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