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Richmond to Nashville drive

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Richmond to Nashville road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Richmond to Nashville. If you're planning a road trip to Nashville, 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 Richmond
drive for about 1 hour

11:07 am  Charlottesville
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:07 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:27 pm  Weenie Stand
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:27 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:59 pm  Blacksburg
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:59 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:14 pm  Atkins
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours

 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Atkins
drive for about 2 hours

10:46 am  Church Hill
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:46 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:30 pm  Pigeon Forge
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:30 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:29 pm  Fairfield Glade
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:29 pm
drive for about 2 hours

7:30 pm  arrive in Nashville
eat at Bluebird Cafe
stay at Gaylord Opryland Resort

day 2 driving ≈ 7.5 hours

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

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Richmond, Virginia.

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?

Charlottesville  (14 answers)
    Monticello  (2 mentions)
    questions about Charlottesville:
        Any recommendations for hikes, good food and wine for a long-weekend trip?
        Trip with husband
Weenie Stand
Blacksburg  (8 answers)
    questions about Blacksburg:
        Eat/Hike/Anything else for 1-Day visit?
Church Hill
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?
Fairfield Glade

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 613 miles
driving time of 9 hours, 50 minutes
Nashville is 1 hour behind Richmond
8 Richmond travel answers
14 Charlottesville travel answers
8 Blacksburg travel answers
16 Pigeon Forge travel answers
140 Nashville travel answers

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