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Memphis to Charlotte drive

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  Memphis
 Jackson (Tennessee)
 Hurricane Mills
 Nashville
 Cookeville
 Pigeon Forge
 Asheville
   Charlotte 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Memphis to Charlotte road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Memphis to Charlotte. If you're planning a road trip to Charlotte, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Memphis and Charlotte. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Memphis and Charlotte. 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 Memphis
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:27 pm  Jackson (Tennessee)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:27 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:41 pm  Hurricane Mills
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:41 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:58 pm  Nashville
stay overnight at Gaylord Opryland Resort
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Gaylord Opryland Resort
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:21 am  Cookeville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:21 am
drive for about 2.5 hours

1:49 pm  Pigeon Forge
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:49 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:34 pm  Asheville
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 6:04 pm
drive for about 2 hours

8:17 pm  arrive in Charlotte

day 2 driving ≈ 8 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Memphis, Tennessee.

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?

Jackson (Tennessee)  (4 answers)
    questions about Jackson (Tennessee):
        rv camp grounds
        Closest beach

Hurricane Mills  (2 answers)

Nashville  (149 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
    hotels around Nashville:
        Gaylord Opryland Resort
        The Hermitage Hotel
        Omni Nashville Hotel
    questions about Nashville:
        Nearby small towns or outdoor areas?
        Top of the line hotels in Nashville?
        What are some must sees in Nashville during the weekend
        Best Location to Stay
        Hotel by Airport

Cookeville

Pigeon Forge  (16 answers)
    Great Smoky Mountain National Park  (8 mentions)
    questions about Pigeon Forge:
        what is here to do there besides Dollywood
        Good ma and pop places to eat or visit?

Asheville  (67 answers)
    Biltmore Estate  (13 mentions)
    Wicked Weed Brewing  (6 mentions)
    Highland Brewing Company  (4 mentions)
    Asheville  (3 mentions)
    Wedge Brewing Company  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Asheville:
        Tupelo Honey Cafe
        Wedge Brewing Co
        French Broad Chocolate Lounge
        C├║rate
        Asheville Brewing Company
    questions about Asheville:
        Short weekend in Asheville
        Bachelorette Party
        Where to stay and what to do in Asheville N. Carolina?
        Things to do and places to eat/drink during girls weekend?
        Is it worth visiting Asheville in the winter?


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Charlotte, North Carolina.

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


Where's the best place to eat in Charlotte?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Amelie's French Bakery, which was mentioned 4 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Birdsong Brewing Co.  (2 mentions)
Rooster's Southpark  (2 mentions)
Cabo Fish Taco  (2 mentions)
Georges Brasserie  (2 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Charlotte?

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:

EpiCentre  (2 mentions)
Mint Museum UPTOWN  (2 mentions)
Discovery Place  (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 Charlotte. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Charlotte?  (7 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Charlotte for a first time visitor?  (4 answers)

profile  Stacey from Fort Myers asked:
Nice suburbs to stay just outside Charlotte  (3 answers)

profile  Liz from Washington asked:
What to do in Charlotte while celebrating a 60th Birthday?  (2 answers)

profile  Julie from Saint Paul (Minnesota) asked:
Farm to Table Dining in Charlotte  (2 answers)

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




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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 619 miles
driving time of 9 hours, 27 minutes
Charlotte is 1 hour ahead of Memphis
96 Memphis travel answers
4 Jackson (Tennessee) travel answers
2 Hurricane Mills travel answers
149 Nashville travel answers
16 Pigeon Forge travel answers
67 Asheville travel answers
28 Charlotte travel answers





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