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Pittsburgh to Nashville drive

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  Pittsburgh
 Wheeling (West Virginia)
 Zanesville
 Columbus
 Dayton
 Cincinnati
 Louisville
 Mammoth Cave National Park
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Pittsburgh to Nashville road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Pittsburgh to Nashville. If you're planning a road trip to Nashville, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Pittsburgh and Nashville. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Pittsburgh and Nashville. 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 Pittsburgh
drive for about 59 minutes

10:59 am  Wheeling (West Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:59 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:15 pm  Zanesville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:15 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

3:12 pm  Columbus
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:12 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:19 pm  Dayton
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Dayton
drive for about 49 minutes

10:49 am  Cincinnati
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:49 am
drive for about 2 hours

1:35 pm  Louisville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:35 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:12 pm  Mammoth Cave National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:12 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:44 pm  arrive in Nashville
eat at Bluebird Cafe
stay at Gaylord Opryland Resort

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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?

Wheeling (West Virginia)  (3 answers)

Zanesville

Columbus  (27 answers)
    The Short North  (3 mentions)
    Wolf's Ridge Brewing  (2 mentions)
    Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse  (2 mentions)
    North Market  (2 mentions)
    Columbus Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Columbus:
        Late Night Slice
        Northstar CafĂ©
        Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
        The Thurman Cafe
        Lavash Cafe
    questions about Columbus:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Columbus?
        Where should we eat in Columbus?
        What to see and eat in Short North with just a day?
        What's the best neighborhood in Columbus for a first time visitor?
        Traveling thru Columbus Ohio on I -71 need a motel near by.

Dayton  (2 answers)

Cincinnati  (28 answers)
    Washington Park  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Cincinnati:
        Rhinegeist Brewery
        Skyline Chili
        Nada
        The Eagle
        Senate
    questions about Cincinnati:
        The best of Cincinnati?
        Top dining spots in Cincinnati!?
        Best free things to do in Cincinnati?
        Where is the best place to grab an early dinner in Cincinnati
        Running near Eden Park?

Louisville  (37 answers)
    Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory  (3 mentions)
    Churchill Downs  (2 mentions)
    Muhammad Ali Center  (2 mentions)
    Fourth Street Live!  (2 mentions)
    Louisville Slugger Field  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Louisville:
        Seviche, A Latin Restaurant
        Basa Restaurant
        Milkwood Restaurant
        Jeff Ruby's Louisville
        Hyatt Regency Louisville
    questions about Louisville:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Louisville?
        Any cool things to do/places to eat in Louisville?
        Want to spend our money on Bourbon, not hotels
        What's the best neighborhood in Louisville for a first time visitor?
        Hotels to stay at during the Kentucky Derby?

Mammoth Cave National Park  (12 mentions)


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Nashville, Tennessee.

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


Where's the best place to stay in Nashville?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Nashville.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Gaylord Opryland Resort, which was mentioned 10 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Hermitage Hotel  (2 mentions)
Omni Nashville Hotel  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Nashville? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Nashville?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Bluebird Cafe, which was mentioned 5 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Opryland Hotel  (4 mentions)
Pancake Pantry  (4 mentions)
Peg Leg Porker BBQ  (3 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Nashville?

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:

Grand Ole Opry  (8 mentions)
Ryman Auditorium  (6 mentions)
Centennial Park  (6 mentions)
The Parthenon  (5 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 Nashville. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Cheryl from Edina, Minnesota asked:
Nearby small towns or outdoor areas?  (6 answers)

profile  Mike from Bronx, New York asked:
Top of the line hotels in Nashville?  (5 answers)

profile  nicholas from Indianapolis asked:
What are some must sees in Nashville during the weekend  (4 answers)

profile  D from Orland Park asked:
Best Location to Stay  (4 answers)

profile  Jane from asked:
Hotel by Airport  (4 answers)

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




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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 567 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 34 minutes
Nashville is 1 hour behind Pittsburgh
31 Pittsburgh travel answers
3 Wheeling (West Virginia) travel answers
1 Zanesville travel answer
27 Columbus travel answers
2 Dayton travel answers
28 Cincinnati travel answers
37 Louisville travel answers
149 Nashville travel answers





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