We're driving up from Pensacola Beach for a stay in Gatlinburg. Looks like it's about a 9hr drive. Hopefully, we leave by 8am. We leave for our summer vacation in less than 2 weeks and trying to finalize everything. This is our 1st visit. Staying 2 or 3 nights. Have 2 scheduled(will probably add a 3rd up there). I don't think we will be able to drive this section if we don't drive through it getting to GB.
I'm wondering if I should drive throug the Park to get to GB (if not, then around Knoxville, I40>440/321)? Does it really takes an hour to drive through the Park?
How is driving on Hwy 23, 23/441? I know it's not the interstate.
Is the TN/NC state line clearly marked? Would love to take a "being in 2 places at one time" picture. And any other places for a pulloff for a quick pic?