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Myrtle Beach to Gatlinburg via Cherokee (North Carolina)

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Pet-friendly stops from Myrtle Beach to Gatlinburg

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Myrtle Beach to Gatlinburg with your dog or cat. 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. 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 Myrtle Beach
drive for about 50 minutes

11:50 am  eat at Scotts BBQ
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:50 pm
drive for about 50 minutes

1:41 pm  Florence (South Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:41 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:01 pm  Columbia
stay overnight at Hilton Columbia Center
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Hilton Columbia Center
drive for about 1 hour

11:08 am  Laurens (South Carolina)
eat at SONIC Drive-In
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:08 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

2:40 pm  Cherokee (North Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:40 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:44 pm  arrive in Gatlinburg
stay at Flaming Arrow Campground

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Scotts BBQ

Florence (South Carolina)  (6 answers)
    Palmetto Animal Hospital  (1 mention)
    Florence Dog Park at McLeod Park  (1 mention)
    questions about Florence (South Carolina):
        Pet friendly hotel

Columbia  (23 answers)
    Happy Tails Pet Sitting, LLC  (1 mention)
    Camp Bow Wow - Columbia SC  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Columbia:
        Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
        Flying Saucer - Columbia
        Grill Marks - Columbia
        Twisted Spur Brewing
    pet-friendly hotels around Columbia:
        Hilton Columbia Center
        Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel
        Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown
        Staybridge Suites Columbia (South Carolina)

Laurens (South Carolina)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Laurens (South Carolina):
        SONIC Drive-In

Cherokee (North Carolina)  (10 answers)
    Great Smoky Mountains National Park  (1 mention)
    American Museum of the House Cat  (1 mention)

Where's the best place to stay in Gatlinburg?

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 Gatlinburg.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Flaming Arrow Campground.

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

Ela Campground  (1 mention)
Country Boy's RV Park  (1 mention)

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

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 GoPetFriendly:

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!

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

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 Myrtle Beach drive with pets, 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 Myrtle Beach to Gatlinburg. Or get a full Myrtle Beach 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.

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 381 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 45 minutes
67 Myrtle Beach travel answers
6 Florence (South Carolina) travel answers
23 Columbia travel answers
1 Laurens (South Carolina) travel answer
10 Cherokee (North Carolina) travel answers
35 Gatlinburg travel answers


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