United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Which is best route from Northwest Florida to Gatlingburg?

Jump to last reply

DH and I are driving from Panama City, Fl to Gatlinburg on a Thursday later this month. Mapquest takes us through Atlanta, then 441 over the mountains into Gatlingburg. We are actually staying about 11 miles east of Gatlingburg off highway 321. Due to work, we won't be able to leave Panama City until noonish, which gets us into Atlanta during the late afternoon traffic. We are not familiar with this route.

Due to traffic and time of day, we are considering driving I-75 from ATL through Chatanooga, then on through Knoxville, taking I-40 and exiting east of Gatlinburg. It is longer mileage wise, but we might be better off with Interstate driving at night. We are familiar wtih this route, although we usually come in through Maryville and Townsend. However, the cabin (which nephew selected) is so far east of Gatlingbur, we thought it might be better to stay on I-40 as long as we can.

Any comments, other other suggestions.

7 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winners Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Sep 17, 14 at 01:05 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 New locksmith, Locksmith New
  2. 2 First trip to Portland, OR - looking for recommendations
  3. 3 Georgetown Washington DC Historic row houses along C&O Canal?
  4. 4 Palm Desert California recommendations for dining
  5. 5 Colorado aspen updates
  6. 6 Yellowstone and Tetons in a Flash
  7. 7 Looking For Warm Vacation Spot for December in US With 16 Months Old
  8. 8 Restaurant recommendations for Ft. Lauderdale
  9. 9 Storing luggage in Manhattan for a few hours
  10. 10 Trip Report TripReport--10 Utah Circle
  11. 11 Long Island Advice
  12. 12 Fairbanks, denali, kenai peninsula
  13. 13 Lunch near 254 west 54th st.
  14. 14 Need suggestions: 6-day Thanksgiving trip Seattle,Portland,Vancouver(maybe)
  15. 15 December 2014 travel. Family w/young adults
  16. 16 Trip Report Boston suggestions
  17. 17 California
  18. 18 Long Weekend Travel - Where to?
  19. 19 Tucson area flooding
  20. 20 Need a Hampton Restaurant Suggestion
  21. 21 Cabo cancelled, so where shall 14 of us go for childless long wknd??
  22. 22 Best Sonoma wineries you've never heard of
  23. 23 Portland, OR to Crater Lake to Portland- most scenic route
  24. 24 lunch in Boulder CO TODAY!!
  25. 25 Itinerary suggestions/advice for driving fr PAlto/Sequoia/GC/LV/Palo Alto
View next 25 » Back to the top