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Wilmington to Gatlinburg drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Wilmington to Gatlinburg road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Wilmington 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 Wilmington
drive for about 46 minutes

11:46 am  Whiteville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:46 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:28 pm  Wadesboro
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:28 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:32 pm  Charlotte
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 Charlotte
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:44 am  Lake Lure
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:44 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:05 pm  Waynesville (North Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:05 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:30 pm  arrive in Gatlinburg

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Whiteville

Wadesboro

Charlotte  (42 answers)
    Halcyon Flavors From the Earth  (4 mentions)
    EpiCentre  (2 mentions)
    7th Street Public Market  (2 mentions)
    Mint Museum UPTOWN  (2 mentions)
    Discovery Place  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Charlotte:
        Amelie's French Bakery
        Birdsong Brewing Co.
        Rooster's Southpark
        Cabo Fish Taco
        Georges Brasserie
    questions about Charlotte:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Charlotte?
        What's the best neighborhood in Charlotte for a first time visitor?
        Nice suburbs to stay just outside Charlotte
        Farm to Table Dining in Charlotte
        What to do in Charlotte while celebrating a 60th Birthday?

Lake Lure

Waynesville (North Carolina)  (2 answers)


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 Wilmington 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 Wilmington to Gatlinburg. Or get a full Wilmington 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 Wilmington well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Wilmington!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 439 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 27 minutes
15 Wilmington travel answers
42 Charlotte travel answers
1 Lake Lure travel answer
2 Waynesville (North Carolina) travel answers
32 Gatlinburg travel answers





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