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Columbia (Tennessee) to Nashville drive

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  Columbia (Tennessee)
 Holiday Inn Express Columbia
 Franklin (Tennessee)
 Radnor Lake Natural Area and Wildlife Refuge
 Music Row
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV


Columbia (Tennessee) to Nashville road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Columbia (Tennessee) 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 Columbia (Tennessee) and Nashville. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Columbia (Tennessee) and Nashville. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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11:00 am  start in Columbia (Tennessee)
drive for about 11 minutes

11:11 am  stay at Holiday Inn Express Columbia
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:11 pm
drive for about 33 minutes

12:44 pm  Franklin (Tennessee)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:44 pm
drive for about 16 minutes

2:00 pm  Radnor Lake Natural Area and Wildlife Refuge
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:00 pm
drive for about 14 minutes

3:15 pm  Music Row
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:15 pm
drive for about 6 minutes

4:20 pm  arrive in Nashville
stay at Gaylord Opryland Resort

driving ≈ 1.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Columbia, 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?

Holiday Inn Express Columbia

Franklin (Tennessee)  (9 answers)
    Radnor Lake Natural Area and Wildlife Refuge  (2 mentions)

Radnor Lake Natural Area and Wildlife Refuge  (2 mentions)

Music Row  (6 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)

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

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!

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

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Nearby small towns or outdoor areas?  (6 answers)

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Top of the line hotels in Nashville?  (5 answers)

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Hotel by Airport  (4 answers)

profile  nicholas from Indianapolis asked:
What are some must sees in Nashville during the weekend  (4 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Nashville for a first time visitor?  (4 answers)

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

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 Columbia (Tennessee) 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 Columbia (Tennessee) to Nashville. Or get a full Columbia (Tennessee) 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 Columbia (Tennessee) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Columbia (Tennessee)!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 46 miles
driving time of 49 minutes
9 Franklin (Tennessee) travel answers
157 Nashville travel answers


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