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Day and Weekend Trips

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is one of Nashvilles most popular attractions
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is one of Nashville’s most popular attractions

A number of major cities are just a few hours away, and airlines offer low-cost flights from the regional airport to beaches in the Southeast and cities in the West. Your biggest challenge is picking a destination for those weekend trips and summer break getaways. Several major cities can be fun one-day or weekend destinations. Here are a few, with their distances and approximate driving times.

City Time Distance
Chattanooga, TN 1.75 hours 112 miles
Asheville, NC 2 hours 115 miles
Nashville, TN 2.75 hours 180 miles
Atlanta, GA 3.25 hours 213 miles
Charlotte, NC 3.75 hours 230 miles
Louisville, KY 3.75 hours 246 miles
Cincinnati, OH 3.75 hours 250 miles
Indianapolis, IN 5.25 hours 258 miles
Charleston, SC 5.5 hours 372 miles
Memphis, TN 5.75 hours 391 miles
Richmond, VA 6.25 hours 435 miles
St. Louis, MO 7 hours 485 miles
Washington, DC 7.25 hours 487 miles
New Orleans, LA 8.5 hours 599 miles