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Mammoth Cave National Park to Gatlinburg drive

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Mammoth Cave National Park to Gatlinburg road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Mammoth Cave National Park 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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10:00 am  start at Mammoth Cave National Park
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:31 am  Monroe (Tennessee)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:31 pm
drive for about 60 minutes

1:31 pm  Crossville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:31 pm
drive for about 1 hour

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

5:16 pm  Knoxville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:16 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:19 pm  arrive in Gatlinburg

driving ≈ 5.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Monroe (Tennessee)

Crossville  (3 answers)
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Loudon (Tennessee)

Knoxville  (47 answers)
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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)

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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 Mammoth Cave National Park drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Mammoth Cave National Park? Try searching for places within 5 hours of Mammoth Cave National Park.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Mammoth Cave National Park to Gatlinburg. Or get a full Mammoth Cave National Park to Gatlinburg flight plan.

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 272 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 45 minutes
Gatlinburg is 1 hour ahead of Mammoth Cave National Park
14 Mammoth Cave National Park travel answers
3 Crossville travel answers
1 Loudon (Tennessee) travel answer
47 Knoxville travel answers
35 Gatlinburg travel answers


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