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Chattanooga to Nashville drive

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  Chattanooga
 Monteagle
 Manchester (Tennessee)
 Murfreesboro
 Gaylord Opryland Resort
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Chattanooga to Nashville road trip planner

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

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10:00 am  start in Chattanooga
drive for about 47 minutes

10:47 am  Monteagle
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:47 am
drive for about 34 minutes

12:21 pm  Manchester (Tennessee)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:21 pm
drive for about 33 minutes

1:54 pm  Murfreesboro
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:54 pm
drive for about 46 minutes

3:40 pm  stay at Gaylord Opryland Resort
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:40 pm
drive for about 12 minutes

4:52 pm  arrive in Nashville
stay at Gaylord Opryland Resort

driving ≈ 3 hours


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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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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?

Monteagle

Manchester (Tennessee)

Murfreesboro  (2 answers)
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Gaylord Opryland Resort  (12 mentions)


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Nashville, Tennessee.

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


Where's the best place to stay in Nashville?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Nashville.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Gaylord Opryland Resort, which was mentioned 10 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Hermitage Hotel  (2 mentions)
Omni Nashville Hotel  (2 mentions)

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Where's the best place to eat in Nashville?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Bluebird Cafe, which was mentioned 5 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Opryland Hotel  (4 mentions)
Pancake Pantry  (4 mentions)
Peg Leg Porker BBQ  (3 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Nashville? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Nashville?

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:

Grand Ole Opry  (8 mentions)
Ryman Auditorium  (6 mentions)
Centennial Park  (6 mentions)
The Parthenon  (5 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!

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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 Nashville to Chattanooga drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Chattanooga? Try searching for places within 2 hours of Chattanooga.

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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 135 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 5 minutes
Nashville is 1 hour behind Chattanooga
27 Chattanooga travel answers
1 Manchester (Tennessee) travel answer
2 Murfreesboro travel answers
157 Nashville travel answers





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