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Nashville to Waco drive

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Nashville to Waco road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Nashville to Waco. If you're planning a road trip to Waco, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, 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 1.5 hours

Day 1, 11:21 am:  Hurricane Mills
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:21 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

Day 1, 2:48 pm:  Memphis
stay for about 2 hours and leave at 4:48 pm
drive for about 2 hours

Day 1, 6:56 pm:  Little Rock
eat at Doe's Eat Place
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

Day 2, 9:00 am:  leave from Little Rock
drive for about 2.5 hours

Day 2, 11:19 am:  Texarkana (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:19 pm
drive for about 1 hour

Day 2, 1:23 pm:  Mount Pleasant (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:23 pm
drive for about 2 hours

Day 2, 4:20 pm:  Dallas
stay for about 2 hours and leave at 6:20 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 2, 7:49 pm:  arrive in Waco

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Nashville to Waco.

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?

Hurricane Mills  (2 answers)
Memphis  (91 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?
        Best blues clubs in Memphis?
        Must sees in Memphis TN?? Hidden gems places to eat??
        Good Food and Fun With Kids
Little Rock  (31 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)?
Mount Pleasant (Texas)
    questions about Mount Pleasant (Texas):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Mount Pleasant (Texas)?
Dallas  (96 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
    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?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Waco, Texas.

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

What are some things to do in Waco?

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:

Dr Pepper Museum  (2 mentions)
Flying J  (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 Waco. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Anita Cheply from asked:
RV parks in or near Waco Texas.  (1 answer)

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

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 Waco 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 Waco. Or get a full Nashville to Waco 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!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 760 miles
driving time of 11 hours, 46 minutes
Waco is the same time as Nashville
128 Nashville travel answers
2 Hurricane Mills travel answers
91 Memphis travel answers
31 Little Rock travel answers
7 Texarkana (Texas) travel answers
1 Mount Pleasant (Texas) travel answer
96 Dallas travel answers
14 Waco travel answers

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