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Detroit to Asheville via Nashville

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  Detroit
 Toledo (Ohio)
 Dayton
 Louisville
 Nashville
 Gatlinburg
   Nashville 
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Detroit to Asheville road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Detroit to Asheville. If you're planning a road trip to Asheville, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Detroit and Nashville. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Detroit and Nashville. 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 Detroit
drive for about 1 hour

11:08 am  Toledo (Ohio)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:08 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

2:38 pm  Dayton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:38 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

6:10 pm  Louisville
eat at Seviche, A Latin Restaurant
stay overnight at 21C Museum Hotel
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from 21C Museum Hotel
drive for about 2.5 hours

11:38 am  Nashville
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 3:38 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

7:13 pm  Gatlinburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 8:13 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

9:48 pm  arrive in Asheville
stay at The Omni Grove Park Inn

day 2 driving ≈ 8 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Toledo (Ohio)  (8 answers)
    Toledo Zoo  (2 mentions)
    questions about Toledo (Ohio):
        Where's a fun place for breakfast in Toledo Ohio?

Dayton  (4 answers)

Louisville  (43 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
    hotels around Louisville:
        21C Museum Hotel
        The Galt House Hotel And Suites
        The Brown Hotel
    questions about Louisville:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Louisville?
        Any cool things to do/places to eat in Louisville?
        What's the best neighborhood in Louisville for a first time visitor?
        Hotels to stay at during the Kentucky Derby?
        Has anyone been to Butchertown Market?

Nashville  (163 answers)
    Grand Ole Opry  (8 mentions)
    Country Music Hall of Fame  (6 mentions)
    Ryman Auditorium  (6 mentions)
    Centennial Park  (6 mentions)
    The Parthenon  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Nashville:
        Bluebird Cafe
        Opryland Hotel
        Pancake Pantry
        Hattie B's Hot Chicken - 19th Ave
        Peg Leg Porker BBQ
    questions about Nashville:
        Nearby small towns or outdoor areas?
        Top of the line hotels in Nashville?
        Best Location to Stay
        Hotel by Airport
        What are some must sees in Nashville during the weekend

Gatlinburg  (29 answers)
    Great Smoky Mountain National Park  (8 mentions)
    Great Smoky Mountains  (2 mentions)


Where's the best place to stay in Asheville?

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 Asheville.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Omni Grove Park Inn, which was mentioned 6 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

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




Where's the best place to eat in Asheville?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Tupelo Honey Cafe, which was mentioned 3 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Wedge Brewing Co  (3 mentions)
C├║rate  (2 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Asheville?

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:

Biltmore Estate  (13 mentions)
Wicked Weed Brewing  (6 mentions)
Asheville  (3 mentions)
Wedge Brewing Company  (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 Asheville. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Liz from Washington asked:
Short weekend in Asheville  (5 answers)

profile  Ashley from Durham (North Carolina) asked:
Bachelorette Party  (3 answers)

profile  Peter from Sheffield asked:
Where to stay and what to do in Asheville N. Carolina?  (3 answers)

profile  Karisa from Atlanta asked:
Things to do and places to eat/drink during girls weekend?  (3 answers)

profile  Elizabeth from Minneapolis asked:
Is it worth visiting Asheville in the winter?  (3 answers)

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




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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 839 miles
driving time of 12 hours, 38 minutes
27 Detroit travel answers
8 Toledo (Ohio) travel answers
4 Dayton travel answers
43 Louisville travel answers
163 Nashville travel answers
29 Gatlinburg travel answers
71 Asheville travel answers





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