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Louisville to Tampa drive

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  Louisville
 Mammoth Cave National Park
 Nashville
 Chattanooga
 Atlanta
 Macon
 Valdosta
 Ocala
   Tampa 
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Louisville to Tampa road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in Louisville
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:37 am  Mammoth Cave National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:37 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:09 pm  Nashville
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 5:09 pm
drive for about 2 hours

7:18 pm  Chattanooga
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 2

8:00 am  leave from Chattanooga
drive for about 2 hours

9:46 am  Atlanta
stay for about 3 hours
and leave at 12:46 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:02 pm  Macon
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:02 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:25 pm  Valdosta
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:25 pm
drive for about 2 hours

8:29 pm  Ocala
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 9:29 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:02 pm  arrive in Tampa
stay at Columbia Restaurant

day 2 driving ≈ 9 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Mammoth Cave National Park  (13 mentions)

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?
        Hotel by Airport
        What are some must sees in Nashville during the weekend
        What's the best neighborhood in Nashville for a first time visitor?

Chattanooga  (27 answers)
    Ruby Falls  (5 mentions)
    Rock City  (3 mentions)
    Tennessee Aquarium  (2 mentions)
    Creative Discovery Museum  (2 mentions)
    Lookout Mountain  (2 mentions)
    questions about Chattanooga:
        Is April a good month to visit Chattanooga?
        Activities in Chattanooga for families with active kids

Atlanta  (133 answers)
    Georgia Aquarium  (29 mentions)
    World of Coca-Cola  (20 mentions)
    Piedmont Park  (16 mentions)
    Midtown Atlanta  (14 mentions)
    High Museum of Art  (11 mentions)
    restaurants around Atlanta:
        The Varsity
        Mary Mac's Tea Room
        Antico Pizza Napoletana
        Empire State South
        JCT Kitchen & Bar
    questions about Atlanta:
        Good Restaurants Unique to Atlanta?
        Tourist spots worth seeing in Atlanta?
        Great, reasonable places to eat.
        Authentic Southern Food!
        Best family activities in Atlanta?

Macon  (3 answers)

Valdosta  (5 answers)

Ocala  (4 answers)


Where's the best place to stay in Tampa?

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 Tampa.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Columbia Restaurant, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

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




Where's the best place to eat in Tampa?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Ulele, which was mentioned 4 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Piquant Hyde Park  (3 mentions)
Oxford Exchange  (2 mentions)
Bern's Steak House  (2 mentions)
Ava  (2 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Tampa?

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:

Busch Gardens Tampa  (5 mentions)
Bayshore Blvd  (4 mentions)
Tampa Riverwalk  (4 mentions)
South Howard Ave  (3 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 Tampa. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Jennifer from Culver City asked:
Popular areas in Tampa for shopping?  (7 answers)

profile  Catherine from Chapel Hill asked:
Best new restaurants in Tampa?  (7 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Tampa?  (6 answers)

profile  Katie from Columbus asked:
Weekend ideas for a first timer in Tampa  (5 answers)

profile  Avery from Berkeley asked:
Beaches around Tampa  (5 answers)

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




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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 876 miles
driving time of 12 hours, 35 minutes
Tampa is the same time as Louisville
44 Louisville travel answers
163 Nashville travel answers
27 Chattanooga travel answers
133 Atlanta travel answers
3 Macon travel answers
5 Valdosta travel answers
4 Ocala travel answers
64 Tampa travel answers





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