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St. Louis to Nashville drive in 1 day

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  St. Louis
 Nashville (Illinois)
 Burton's Cafe
 Shawnee National Forest
 Paducah
 Hopkinsville
driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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St. Louis to Nashville road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from St. Louis 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 St. Louis and Nashville. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between St. Louis and Nashville. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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9:00 am  start in St. Louis
drive for about 59 minutes

9:59 am  Nashville (Illinois)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:59 am
drive for about 47 minutes

11:45 am  eat at Burton's Cafe
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:45 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:46 pm  Shawnee National Forest
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:46 pm
drive for about 44 minutes

3:30 pm  Paducah
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:30 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:49 pm  Hopkinsville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:49 pm
drive for about 1 hour

8:01 pm  arrive in Nashville
stay at Gaylord Opryland Resort

driving ≈ 6 hours


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St. Louis to Nashville questions


Where should I stop along the way?

Nashville (Illinois)
    questions about Nashville (Illinois):
        what hotels there

Burton's Cafe

Shawnee National Forest

Paducah  (5 answers)

Hopkinsville


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  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Nashville for a first time visitor?  (4 answers)

profile  D from Orland Park asked:
Best Location to Stay  (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 St. Louis drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of St. Louis? Try searching for places within 4.5 hours of St. Louis.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from St. Louis to Nashville. Or get a full St. Louis 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 St. Louis well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about St. Louis!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 309 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 30 minutes
89 St. Louis travel answers
1 Nashville (Illinois) travel answer
5 Paducah travel answers
1 Hopkinsville travel answer
184 Nashville travel answers





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