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Columbus to Nashville drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Columbus to Nashville road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Columbus
drive for about 3 hours

12:59 pm  Yellow Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:59 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

6:26 pm  Cincinnati
eat at Rhinegeist Brewery
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Cincinnati
drive for about 1 hour

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

12:23 pm  Louisville
eat at Seviche, A Latin Restaurant
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:23 pm
drive for about 48 minutes

2:11 pm  Elizabethtown (Kentucky)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:11 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

4:08 pm  Mammoth Cave National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:08 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:25 pm  White House
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:25 pm
drive for about 33 minutes

7:58 pm  arrive in Nashville
eat at Bluebird Cafe
stay at Gaylord Opryland Resort

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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Columbus to Nashville questions


Where should I stop along the way?

Yellow Springs

Cincinnati  (35 answers)
    Washington Park  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Cincinnati:
        Rhinegeist Brewery
        Skyline Chili
        Nada
        The Eagle
        Senate
    questions about Cincinnati:
        Best free things to do in Cincinnati?
        The best of Cincinnati?
        Top dining spots in Cincinnati!?
        Where is the best place to grab an early dinner in Cincinnati
        Running near Eden Park?

Vevay

Louisville  (47 answers)
    Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory  (3 mentions)
    Churchill Downs  (2 mentions)
    Muhammad Ali Center  (2 mentions)
    Fourth Street Live!  (2 mentions)
    Louisville Slugger Field  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Louisville:
        Seviche, A Latin Restaurant
        Basa Restaurant
        Milkwood Restaurant
        Jeff Ruby's Louisville
        Hyatt Regency Louisville
    questions about Louisville:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Louisville?
        What's the best neighborhood in Louisville for a first time visitor?
        Any cool things to do/places to eat in Louisville?
        Hotels to stay at during the Kentucky Derby?
        Has anyone been to Butchertown Market?

Elizabethtown (Kentucky)  (2 answers)

Mammoth Cave National Park  (13 mentions)

White House


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!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Nashville for a first time visitor?  (9 answers)

profile  Cheryl from Edina, Minnesota asked:
Nearby small towns or outdoor areas?  (6 answers)

profile  Mike from Bronx, New York asked:
Top of the line hotels in Nashville?  (5 answers)

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

profile  D from Orland Park asked:
Best Location to Stay  (4 answers)

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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 379 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 40 minutes
Nashville is 1 hour behind Columbus
39 Columbus travel answers
1 Yellow Springs travel answer
35 Cincinnati travel answers
47 Louisville travel answers
2 Elizabethtown (Kentucky) travel answers
190 Nashville travel answers





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