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Nashville to Roanoke drive

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 Comfort Suites Crossville
 Pigeon Forge
 Bulls Gap
 Bristol (Tennessee)
 Appalachian Mountains
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Nashville to Roanoke road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Nashville to Roanoke. If you're planning a road trip to Roanoke, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Nashville and Roanoke. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Nashville and Roanoke. 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 Nashville
drive for about 54 minutes

10:54 am  Gordonsville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:54 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:09 pm  stay at Comfort Suites Crossville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:09 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:53 pm  Pigeon Forge
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:53 pm
drive for about 59 minutes

5:52 pm  Bulls Gap
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Bulls Gap
drive for about 1 hour

11:02 am  Bristol (Tennessee)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:02 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:31 pm  Appalachian Mountains
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:31 pm
drive for about 59 minutes

3:30 pm  Blacksburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:30 pm
drive for about 44 minutes

5:14 pm  arrive in Roanoke

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Nashville, 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?


Comfort Suites Crossville

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?

Bulls Gap

Bristol (Tennessee)

Appalachian Mountains

Blacksburg  (9 answers)
    questions about Blacksburg:
        Eat/Hike/Anything else for 1-Day visit?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Roanoke, Virginia.

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

What are some things to do in Roanoke?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

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 Roanoke. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Roanoke?  (3 answers)

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

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 439 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 35 minutes
Roanoke is 1 hour ahead of Nashville
149 Nashville travel answers
16 Pigeon Forge travel answers
1 Bristol (Tennessee) travel answer
9 Blacksburg travel answers
14 Roanoke travel answers


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