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

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10:00 am start in Chicagodrive for about 50 minutes

10:50 am Indiana Dunes State Park (Dunes Nature Preserve)stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:50 amdrive for about 2 hours

1:41 pm eat at Triple XXX Family Restaurantstay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:41 pmdrive for about 1.5 hours

4:02 pm Indianapolisstay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 amday 1 driving ≈ 4 hoursfind more stops

10:00 am leave from Indianapolisdrive for about 1.5 hours

11:40 am Sellersburg (Indiana)stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:40 pmdrive for about 2 hours

2:31 pm Mammoth Cave National Parkstay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:31 pmdrive for about 1.5 hours

5:03 pm arrive in Nashvilleeat at Bluebird Cafestay at Gaylord Opryland Resort

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hoursfind more stops

Indiana Dunes State Park (Dunes Nature Preserve) (4 mentions)Triple XXX Family RestaurantIndianapolis (37 answers) Indianapolis Museum of Art (4 mentions) Indianapolis Zoo (2 mentions) questions about Indianapolis: What is your favorite restaurant in Indianapolis? Awesome food trucks? Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis Best free things to do in Indianapolis?Sellersburg (Indiana) (3 answers) restaurants around Sellersburg (Indiana): Joe"s Crab ShackMammoth Cave National Park (13 mentions)

Where"s the best place to stay in Nashville?

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

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas,and hotels is the page onwhere 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

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

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

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Where"s the best place to eat in Nashville?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food? 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)
Hattie B"s Hot Chicken - 19th Ave (3 mentions)
Peg Leg Porker BBQ (3 mentions)

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What are some things to do in Nashville?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying tosuggest every local activity or attraction, we"ll leave itopen-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on

Grand Ole Opry (8 mentions)
Country Music Hall of Fame (6 mentions)
Ryman Auditorium (6 mentions)
Centennial Park (6 mentions)
The Parthenon (5 mentions)

Of course, is the perfect place to ask questionsbecause there"s an entire community of travelers talkingto each other and sharing tips and advice. is whereyou 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 from Edina, Minnesota asked:Nearby small towns or outdoor areas? (6 answers)

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

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

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

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

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Do I really have to go back home?

Up to you!

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you"re on vacationwho wants the trip to end? It"s okay, you can start planning yournext trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for aNashville to Chicago 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 drivingby calculating the distance from Chicago to Nashville. Or get a full Chicago to Nashville flight plan.

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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.

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without making any stopstotal driving distance is 472 milesdriving time of 7 hours, 9 minutes
306 Chicago travel answers37 Indianapolis travel answers3 Sellersburg (Indiana) travel answers184 Nashville travel answers

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