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Traveling route from Savannah, Ga to Gatlinburg

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Traveling route from Savannah, Ga to Gatlinburg

We are planning a trip to Savannah the end of September, and then on to Gatlinburg and the Smokey Mountains National Park. Just wondering if anyone had suggestions on the better of the two routes Google Maps suggests.

#1- drive through the Smokey Mountains (which appeals to us) taking approx 7 hours

or

#2-driving through S.C. and through Asheville, which is approx 6 hours.

Aside from the fact we are planning on visiting the Smokey Mountains, we were wondering if there are any pros or cons on routes either way? Road issues, additional interesting stops either way? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! :-)

Thanks so much,

Desiree

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1. Re: Traveling route from Savannah, Ga to Gatlinburg

It would be nice to have highway numbers so we don't have to guess where Google is routing you.

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2. Re: Traveling route from Savannah, Ga to Gatlinburg

Oh gosh, so sorry! Of course!

So traveling by way of Asheville from Savannah, Ga-

take hwy 17, to hwy 95, to hwy 26, to hwy 40

Traveling by way of the Smokey Mountains (a bit more complicated)

From Savannah, GA-

Hwy 16, to hwy 57, to hwy 1, to hwy 221, to hwy 17, to hwy 23, and lastly hwy 441.

Sorry for the confusion, my fault!

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3. Re: Traveling route from Savannah, Ga to Gatlinburg

The Smokey Mountain route, though longer, is much more scenic. The other route is lot of Interstates and I-95 and I-26 will be busy.

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4. Re: Traveling route from Savannah, Ga to Gatlinburg

Thank you so much!

I agree, it would definitely be more scenic! How about interesting stops along the way?

Any suggestions?

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