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Raleigh to Gatlinburg drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Raleigh to Gatlinburg road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Raleigh 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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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Raleigh
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:17 pm  Greensboro
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:17 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:31 pm  Mooresville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:31 pm
drive for about 51 minutes

4:22 pm  Hickory (North Carolina)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Hickory (North Carolina)
drive for about 45 minutes

10:45 am  Blue Ridge Mountains
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:45 am
drive for about 59 minutes

12:44 pm  Asheville
eat at Tupelo Honey Cafe
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 2:44 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:21 pm  arrive in Gatlinburg

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Greensboro  (7 answers)
    questions about Greensboro:
        Fun, family friendly activies for the holidays in Greensboro, NC?

Mooresville  (2 answers)

Hickory (North Carolina)

Blue Ridge Mountains  (3 mentions)

Asheville  (83 answers)
    Biltmore Estate  (13 mentions)
    Wicked Weed Brewing  (6 mentions)
    Highland Brewing Company  (4 mentions)
    Wedge Brewing Company  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Asheville:
        Tupelo Honey Cafe
        Wedge Brewing Co
        French Broad Chocolate Lounge
        C├║rate
        Asheville Brewing Company
    questions about Asheville:
        Short weekend in Asheville
        Dining and lodging on a budget?
        Bachelorette Party
        Where to stay and what to do in Asheville N. Carolina?
        Things to do and places to eat/drink during girls weekend?


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

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Raleigh? Try searching for places within 5 hours of Raleigh.

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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 330 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 17 minutes
19 Raleigh travel answers
7 Greensboro travel answers
2 Mooresville travel answers
1 Hickory (North Carolina) travel answer
83 Asheville travel answers
32 Gatlinburg travel answers





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