The driving distance from Louisville, Kentucky to Nashville, Tennessee is:

175 miles / 282 km

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Driving distance from Louisville, KY to Nashville, TN

The total driving distance from Louisville, KY to Nashville, TN is 175 miles or 282 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Louisville, Kentucky. It ends in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Just a short drive off I-65 between Louisville and Nashville are some of Kentucky’s interesting museums and sites. We suggest stopping at 3 of these.

First stop, Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont, is located just off I-65 and 30 minutes from Louisville. Jim Beam is the birthplace of bourbon and guided tours are available from Monday to Saturday. A 1 hour 30 minutes guided tour with tasting is $10 per person. And under 21 is free (you can’t drink if you are under 21). This tour takes you through the entire process of making bourbon. The 2 other available tours are Behind the Beam Tour and Fred’s Smokehouse. Get more info at

Next stop, Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum. The museum is located in Elizabethtown and is open to visitors from Monday to Saturday. See vehicles from the 1900s to the 1960s of a variety of models and makes in both original and restored conditions. Find out more at

The last stop is the Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo. You don’t have to go to Australia to see the Eastern Grey Kangaroos and the Red Kangaroos. Get close to one of them at Kentucky Down Under. Look up for more info at

Louisville, Kentucky

City: Louisville
State: Kentucky
Country: United States
Category: cities

Nashville, Tennessee

City: Nashville
State: Tennessee
Country: United States
Category: cities

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