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getting to Gatlinburg, from Charlotte

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getting to Gatlinburg, from Charlotte

So we are travelling from NY (4 adults, 2 young kinds)...most flights to Knoxville are expensive.

How about flying into Charlotte, then driving to Gatlingburg? Anyone tried this route before?

Any other suggestions? Thanks...

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1. Re: getting to Gatlinburg, from Charlotte

Nashville would be just about the same as Charlotte - between 3 - 1/2 and 4 hours to Gatlinburg. Atlanta slightly over 4 hours away. Those times are assuming you are missing rush hours.

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2. Re: getting to Gatlinburg, from Charlotte

What time of year are you planning on visiting? Its very scenic. Look at mapquest or google maps. There are a couple different routes. We like to drive thru Maggie Valley and then thru the Smokey Mountains national park on the way to Gatlinburg. If you are in more of a hurry you can take I-40 and altho its still somewhat scenic, traffic moves at a much faster rate. You just miss a lot of beautiful scenery especially if visiting in the fall.

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