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Washington to Nashville drive

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  Washington
 Saint Regis
 Billings
 Mt Rushmore
 Sioux Falls
 Omaha
 Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering
 St. Louis
   Nashville 
driving   /   5 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Washington to Nashville road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Washington 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 Washington and Nashville. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Washington 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

11:00 am  start at Washington
drive for about 5 hours

4:11 pm  Saint Regis
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours

 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Saint Regis
drive for about 6 hours

2:50 pm  Billings
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:50 pm
drive for about 5.5 hours

9:18 pm  Mt Rushmore
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 11.5 hours

 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from Mt Rushmore
drive for about 5.5 hours

4:24 pm  Sioux Falls
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 5.5 hours

 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Sioux Falls
drive for about 3 hours

12:46 pm  Omaha
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:46 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

5:09 pm  eat at Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 6 hours

 Day 5

9:00 am  leave from Kansas City
drive for about 4.5 hours

1:42 pm  St. Louis
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 3:42 pm
drive for about 5 hours

8:35 pm  arrive in Nashville
stay at Gaylord Opryland Resort

day 5 driving ≈ 9.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Saint Regis

Billings  (7 answers)

Mt Rushmore  (39 answers)
    questions about Mt Rushmore:
        Family activities
        What should we add to the visit?
        Best campground for big rigs

Sioux Falls  (11 answers)
    questions about Sioux Falls:
        First timer to Sioux Falls- what are the best outdoor things to do/explore?

Omaha  (24 answers)
    Henry Doorly Zoo  (8 mentions)
    Joslyn Art Museum  (3 mentions)
    Lauritzen Gardens  (2 mentions)
    The Durham Museum  (2 mentions)
    Omaha Children's Museum  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Omaha:
        M's Pub
        Stokes Grill & Bar Wood Fired Foods
        801 Chophouse at The Paxton
        Lo Sole Mio Ristorante
    questions about Omaha:
        Best free things to do in Omaha?
        Dog friendly hotels

Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering  (33 mentions)

St. Louis  (81 answers)
    Forest Park  (10 mentions)
    St. Louis Zoo  (6 mentions)
    City Museum  (5 mentions)
    Gateway Arch  (4 mentions)
    Urban Chestnut Brewing Company  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around St. Louis:
        Pappy's Smokehouse
        Ted Drewes
        Iron Barley Eating Establishment
        Pastaria
        Companion
    questions about St. Louis:
        What's the best neighborhood in St. Louis for a first time visitor?
        Good St. Louis dines?
        Great lunch places in St Louis
        Where are the best places to stay in St. Louis?
        Good family vacation within 10 hours of St. Louis (not Branson)?


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  Jane from asked:
Hotel by Airport  (4 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)

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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,358 miles
driving time of 34 hours, 43 minutes
Nashville is 2 hours ahead of Washington
24 Washington travel answers
7 Billings travel answers
39 Mt Rushmore travel answers
11 Sioux Falls travel answers
24 Omaha travel answers
81 St. Louis travel answers
163 Nashville travel answers





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