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Pensacola to Lexington drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Pensacola to Lexington road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Pensacola to Lexington. If you're planning a road trip to Lexington, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Pensacola and Lexington. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Pensacola and Lexington. 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 Pensacola
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:43 pm  Montgomery
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:43 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:12 pm  Birmingham (Alabama)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:12 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:31 pm  Decatur (Alabama)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Decatur (Alabama)
drive for about 2 hours

10:52 am  Nashville
stay for about 3.5 hours and leave at 2:22 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:59 pm  Mammoth Cave National Park
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:59 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:12 pm  Bardstown
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 7:12 pm
drive for about 1 hour

8:16 pm  arrive in Lexington

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Pensacola to Lexington.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Pensacola, Florida.

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?

Montgomery  (10 answers)
Birmingham (Alabama)  (31 answers)
    questions about Birmingham (Alabama):
        Entertainment for a large group of customers in Birmingham?
        locate a good breakfast or coffee shop on the west side of Birmingham
Decatur (Alabama)
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
    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
Mammoth Cave National Park  (12 mentions)
Bardstown  (7 answers)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Lexington, Kentucky.

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

What are some things to do in Lexington?

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

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Lexington?  (2 answers)

profile  Don from Winnipeg asked:
Best place to stay in Lexington while attending the Rolex 3 day event?  (1 answer)

profile  Arlene from asked:
stays overnight, Lexington, Ky. near highway  (1 answer)

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

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

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 659 miles
driving time of 9 hours, 44 minutes
Lexington is 1 hour ahead of Pensacola
26 Pensacola travel answers
10 Montgomery travel answers
31 Birmingham (Alabama) travel answers
1 Decatur (Alabama) travel answer
149 Nashville travel answers
7 Bardstown travel answers
28 Lexington travel answers

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