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Nashville to Tucson drive

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  Nashville
 Memphis
 Little Rock
 Texarkana (Texas)
 Dallas
 Abilene
 Midland
 El Paso
   Tucson 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   4 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Nashville to Tucson road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Nashville to Tucson. If you're planning a road trip to Tucson, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Nashville and Tucson. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Nashville and Tucson. 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 3.5 hours

1:18 pm  Memphis
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 3:18 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:26 pm  Little Rock
eat at Doe's Eat Place
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Little Rock
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:19 pm  Texarkana (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:19 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:10 pm  Dallas
stay overnight at Hotel Zaza Dallas
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Hotel Zaza Dallas
drive for about 3 hours

12:58 pm  Abilene
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:58 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:20 pm  Midland
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Midland
drive for about 4 hours

2:14 pm  El Paso
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:14 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

7:45 pm  arrive in Tucson

day 4 driving ≈ 8.5 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?

Memphis  (96 answers)
    Beale Street  (9 mentions)
    Graceland  (9 mentions)
    National Civil Rights Museum  (8 mentions)
    Memphis Zoo  (7 mentions)
    Mud Island  (6 mentions)
    restaurants around Memphis:
        Central BBQ
        Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
        Charlie Vergos Rendezvous
        Payne's Bar-B-Q
        Cozy Corner Restaurant
    questions about Memphis:
        What are the musts of Memphis, y'all?
        What's the best neighborhood in Memphis for a first time visitor?
        Must sees in Memphis TN?? Hidden gems places to eat??
        Best blues clubs in Memphis?
        Good Food and Fun With Kids

Little Rock  (34 answers)
    William J Clinton Library  (6 mentions)
    Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site  (3 mentions)
    Governors Mansion Historic District  (2 mentions)
    William J. Clinton Presidential Center  (2 mentions)
    Museum of Discovery  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Little Rock:
        Doe's Eat Place
        Loca Luna
    questions about Little Rock:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Little Rock?
        Best sights in Little Rock
        Good Eating Gems
        Can't miss restaurants in Little Rock?
        Best hotels in Little Rock?

Texarkana (Texas)  (7 answers)
    questions about Texarkana (Texas):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Texarkana (Texas)?

Dallas  (106 answers)
    Perot Museum of Nature and Science  (14 mentions)
    Dallas Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
    The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza  (10 mentions)
    Nasher Sculpture Center  (9 mentions)
    Klyde Warren Park  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Dallas:
        Pecan Lodge
        Lockhart Smokehouse
        Peggy Sue BBQ
        Smoke
        Oddfellows
    hotels around Dallas:
        Hotel Zaza Dallas
        Belmont Hotel Dallas
        Rosewood Crescent Hotel
    questions about Dallas:
        Where is the best barbeque in Dallas?
        Where to go for lunch in Dallas?
        Going to Dallas for 2 weeks - what to see?
        Best free things to do in Dallas?
        Best breakfast spots in Dallas?

Abilene  (2 answers)

Midland  (6 answers)

El Paso  (26 answers)
    questions about El Paso:
        Best free things to do in El Paso?
        Must-see spots & fun things to do for 4 guys in their mid twenties?
        El Paso, TX


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Tucson, Arizona.

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


What are some things to do in Tucson?

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:

El Charro Cafe  (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 Tucson. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Catherine from Chapel Hill asked:
What to do in Tucson- staying near UofA  (6 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Tucson?  (2 answers)

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




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 Tucson 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 Tucson. Or get a full Nashville to Tucson 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 1,614 miles
driving time of 23 hours, 18 minutes
Tucson is 2 hours behind Nashville
149 Nashville travel answers
96 Memphis travel answers
34 Little Rock travel answers
7 Texarkana (Texas) travel answers
106 Dallas travel answers
2 Abilene travel answers
6 Midland travel answers
26 El Paso travel answers
47 Tucson travel answers





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