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Gatlinburg to Cherokee - whats a good time to leave?

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Gatlinburg to Cherokee - whats a good time to leave?

After staying in Gatlinburg we will be off to Cherokee. What would be a good time to start heading out of Gatlinburg. Would 10:00 be a good time or do you suggest leaving earier? We will be heading up to Cherokee on a Thursday, would this be somewhat better than a Friday which would be the weekend?

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1. Re: Gatlinburg to Cherokee - whats a good time to leave?

I would suggest heading out before 9:00. We left PF around 8:45 and there was almost no traffic on the road.

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2. Re: Gatlinburg to Cherokee - whats a good time to leave?

Yes Ginger, Thur. will not be as bad as Fri.

What time to leave Gatlinburg? A couple hours before sunrise so you can see it at Clingmans!:)

It really is worth it! But I understand some people can not do it with children to get up and ready.

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3. Re: Gatlinburg to Cherokee - whats a good time to leave?

Are you trying to miss the crowds? Traffic starts top pick up about ten, so leaving about nine (or earlier if you plan to stop and do various things) will probably clear you.

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4. Re: Gatlinburg to Cherokee - whats a good time to leave?

thanks I guess we will try to be on the road before 10. We are now going on Friday to Sunday instead of Thursday

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