Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from Raleigh to Gatlinburg in your RV. 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 RV parks, campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and AllStays. Scroll down to see all the RV campgrounds along the way.
11:00 am start in Raleigh
drive for about 1.5 hours
2:31 pm Mooresville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:31 pm
drive for about 51 minutes
day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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10:00 am leave from The Inn At Hickory
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
day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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Greensboro (7 answers)
Greensboro KOA (1 mention)
restaurants around Greensboro:
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
Gibb's Hundred Brewing
questions about Greensboro:
Fun, family friendly activies for the holidays in Greensboro, NC?
Mooresville (2 answers)
Lake Norman State Park (1 mention)
restaurants around Mooresville:
Hickory (North Carolina)
Indian Springs Campground (1 mention)
hotels around Hickory (North Carolina):
The Inn At Hickory
Jameson Inn Hickory
Red Roof Inn Hickory
Sleep Inn Hickory
Crowne Plaza Hickory I-40
Holiday Inn Express Hickory - Hickory Mart
La Quinta Inn & Suites Hickory
Blue Ridge Mountains (3 mentions)
Long Arm Boat-In Area 1 - Lake James State Park (1 mention)
Rose Creek Family Campground (1 mention)
Paddys Creek Drive In Tent - Lake James State Park (1 mention)
Long Arm Boat-In Area 2 - Lake James State Park (1 mention)
Long Arm Boat-In Area 3 - Lake James State Park (1 mention)
Steele Creek Park (1 mention)
Catawba River - Lake James State Park (1 mention)
Bear Den Mountain Resort and Campground (1 mention)
Asheville (83 answers)
Wilsons Riverfront RV Park (1 mention)
Asheville Bear Creek RV Park (1 mention)
Campfire Lodgings (1 mention)
French Broad River Campground (1 mention)
Mama Gerties Hideaway Campground (1 mention)
restaurants around Asheville:
Over Easy Cafe
The Southern Kitchen and Bar
City Bakery and Cafe
questions about Asheville:
Short weekend in Asheville
Dining and lodging on a budget?
Where to stay and what to do in Asheville N. Carolina?
Things to do and places to eat/drink during girls weekend?
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 River Terrace Resort & Convention Center.
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
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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.
These are some of the places people talk about on AllStays:
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