6 days in Nashville, Louisville & Columbus Itinerary

6 days in Nashville, Louisville & Columbus Itinerary

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6 days in Nashville, Louisville & Columbus Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  4​h
1
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Columbus
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Pittsburgh

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take a stroll through Downtown Nashville. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and finally see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nashville road trip website .

Pittsburgh to Nashville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pittsburgh to Nashville. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Pittsburgh in August, with highs in Nashville at 89°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Louisville Zoo, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Marengo Cave, then snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge, and then try for a hole-in-one at Malibu Jack's Louisville.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Louisville travel route builder website .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Louisville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Louisville due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Marengo Cave
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Marengo Cave ©
Marengo Cave
Malibu Jack's Louisville ©
Malibu Jack's Louisville

2
nights
Columbus

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
On the 16th (Fri), experience rural life at Slate Run Living Historical Farm, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then engage your brain at Center of Science and Industry (COSI). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Hayden Falls Park, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally get your game on at Columbus Axe Throwing.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Columbus itinerary builder website .

Getting from Louisville to Columbus by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Slate Run Living Historical Farm, Zipline
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Zipline
Room Escape Games
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium ©
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

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