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Columbus to Greenville drive

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 Athens (Ohio)
 Charleston (West Virginia)
 Blue Ridge Parkway
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Columbus to Greenville road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Columbus
drive for about 1 hour

12:14 pm  Athens (Ohio)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:14 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:50 pm  Charleston (West Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:50 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:55 pm  Beckley
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Beckley
drive for about 2 hours

11:49 am  Blue Ridge Parkway
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:49 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:50 pm  Charlotte
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:50 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:53 pm  Gaffney
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:53 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

6:42 pm  arrive in Greenville
eat at Coffee Underground

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Columbus, Ohio.

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?

Athens (Ohio)

Charleston (West Virginia)  (14 answers)
    questions about Charleston (West Virginia):
        Historic sites

Beckley  (2 answers)

Blue Ridge Parkway  (6 mentions)
    questions about Blue Ridge Parkway:
        Where do we stay overnight

Charlotte  (28 answers)
    Halcyon Flavors From the Earth  (4 mentions)
    EpiCentre  (2 mentions)
    7th Street Public Market  (2 mentions)
    Mint Museum UPTOWN  (2 mentions)
    Discovery Place  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Charlotte:
        Amelie's French Bakery
        Birdsong Brewing Co.
        Rooster's Southpark
        Cabo Fish Taco
        Georges Brasserie
    questions about Charlotte:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Charlotte?
        What's the best neighborhood in Charlotte for a first time visitor?
        Nice suburbs to stay just outside Charlotte
        What to do in Charlotte while celebrating a 60th Birthday?
        Farm to Table Dining in Charlotte


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Greenville, South Carolina.

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

Where's the best place to eat in Greenville?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Coffee Underground, which was mentioned 3 times.

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

What are some things to do in Greenville?

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:

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 Greenville. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Felix from Greenville asked:
Any good studying coffeeshops around Greenville?  (3 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Greenville?  (1 answer)

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

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 Greenville to Columbus 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 Columbus to Greenville. Or get a full Columbus to Greenville 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 Columbus well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Columbus!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 524 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 2 minutes
Greenville is the same time as Columbus
27 Columbus travel answers
1 Athens (Ohio) travel answer
14 Charleston (West Virginia) travel answers
2 Beckley travel answers
28 Charlotte travel answers
1 Gaffney travel answer
12 Greenville travel answers


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