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Kansas City (Kansas) to Nashville drive

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  Kansas City (Kansas)
 Warrensburg
 Columbia (Missouri)
 Moscow Mills (Missouri)
 St. Louis
 Mount Vernon (Illinois)
 Shawnee National Forest
 Clarksville
   Nashville 
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Kansas City (Kansas) to Nashville road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Kansas City (Kansas) 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 Kansas City (Kansas) and Nashville. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Kansas City (Kansas) 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 Kansas City (Kansas)
drive for about 1 hour

11:06 am  Warrensburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:06 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:39 pm  Columbia (Missouri)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:39 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:10 pm  Moscow Mills (Missouri)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:10 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:10 pm  St. Louis
eat at Pappy's Smokehouse
stay overnight at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
drive for about 1 hour

11:15 am  Mount Vernon (Illinois)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:15 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:32 pm  Shawnee National Forest
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:32 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:38 pm  Clarksville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:38 pm
drive for about 52 minutes

6:30 pm  arrive in Nashville
eat at Bluebird Cafe
stay at Gaylord Opryland Resort

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Warrensburg

Columbia (Missouri)  (7 answers)
    questions about Columbia (Missouri):
        Cat friendly hotel

Moscow Mills (Missouri)

St. Louis  (89 answers)
    Forest Park  (10 mentions)
    St. Louis Zoo  (6 mentions)
    City Museum  (5 mentions)
    Gateway Arch  (4 mentions)
    Urban Chestnut Brewing Company  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around St. Louis:
        Pappy's Smokehouse
        Ted Drewes
        Iron Barley Eating Establishment
        Pastaria
        Companion
    hotels around St. Louis:
        Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
        The Lemp Mansion
    questions about St. Louis:
        What's the best neighborhood in St. Louis for a first time visitor?
        Good St. Louis dines?
        Great lunch places in St Louis
        Good family vacation within 10 hours of St. Louis (not Branson)?
        Where are the best places to stay in St. Louis?

Mount Vernon (Illinois)  (2 answers)
    questions about Mount Vernon (Illinois):
        I need Locals Advise

Shawnee National Forest

Clarksville  (3 answers)


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  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  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Nashville for a first time visitor?  (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 Kansas City (Kansas) 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 Kansas City (Kansas) to Nashville. Or get a full Kansas City (Kansas) 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 Kansas City (Kansas) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Kansas City (Kansas)!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 557 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 8 minutes
Nashville is the same time as Kansas City (Kansas)
27 Kansas City (Kansas) travel answers
7 Columbia (Missouri) travel answers
1 Moscow Mills (Missouri) travel answer
89 St. Louis travel answers
2 Mount Vernon (Illinois) travel answers
3 Clarksville travel answers
184 Nashville travel answers





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