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Chattanooga to Charlottesville drive in 1 day

2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Chattanooga to Charlottesville road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Chattanooga to Charlottesville. If you're planning a road trip to Charlottesville, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Chattanooga and Charlottesville. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Chattanooga and Charlottesville. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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8:00 am  start in Chattanooga
drive for about 1 hour

9:11 am  Etowah
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 10:11 am
drive for about 1 hour

11:23 am  Knoxville
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:23 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:48 pm  Hot Springs Resort And Spa
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:48 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:53 pm  Kingsport
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:53 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:41 pm  Appalachian Mountains
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 7:41 pm
drive for about 59 minutes

8:41 pm  Blacksburg
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 9:41 pm
drive for about 44 minutes

10:25 pm  Roanoke
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:25 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

12:22 am (past midnight)  Lexington (Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:22 am (past midnight)
drive for about 1 hour

2:32 am (past midnight)  arrive in Charlottesville

driving ≈ 10.5 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Chattanooga to Charlottesville.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Chattanooga, Tennessee.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Knoxville  (12 answers)
    questions about Knoxville:
        New Years in Knoxville reccomendations
Hot Springs Resort And Spa
Appalachian Mountains
Blacksburg  (9 answers)
    questions about Blacksburg:
        Eat/Hike/Anything else for 1-Day visit?
Roanoke  (14 answers)
    questions about Roanoke:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Roanoke?
Lexington (Virginia)  (4 answers)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Charlottesville, Virginia.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in Charlottesville?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Monticello  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Charlottesville. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Liz from Washington asked:
Any recommendations for hikes, good food and wine for a long-weekend trip?  (3 answers)

profile  Jeanne from Charlotte asked:
Trip with husband  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Charlottesville.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Charlottesville to Chattanooga drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Chattanooga to Charlottesville. Or get a full Chattanooga to Charlottesville flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Chattanooga well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Chattanooga!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 478 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 7 minutes
25 Chattanooga travel answers
12 Knoxville travel answers
1 Kingsport travel answer
9 Blacksburg travel answers
14 Roanoke travel answers
4 Lexington (Virginia) travel answers
14 Charlottesville travel answers

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