Nashville to Raleigh

Let’s Hit the Road

If you’re looking for a scenic drive, you can’t get much better than Nashville to Raleigh. Take in the Great Smoky Mountains before you settle in for the ultimate in eco-friendly, luxury glamping. Wake up from a restful night’s sleep, hit the road and prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, traveling down the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. Finally, wrap up your Green American Road Trip in William B. Umstead State Park for the best hiking this side of the Mississippi.

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Some fun stops for the whole family
Glamping in the Great Smoky Mountains
Blue Ridge Parkway
Shopping and dining in Asheville, N.C.
Overnight R&R in Greensboro, N.C.
William B. Umstead State Park
Pro tip:

Plan your stops with the Get Biofuel Fuel Finder tool.

Trip at a Glance

Day 1:
Nashville to the Great Smoky Mountains
Drive time: 4 hours

Grab your coffee, make a quick Unleaded 88 (E15) pit stop, and head toward the Great Smoky Mountains with a stop in Knoxville’s Market Square for a quick bite. This beautiful drive takes you through one of the country’s top bucket list destinations. Spend the day admiring and exploring nature before your luxe stay at an eco-conscious Glampground. Dine under the stars and get sticky roasting marshmallows before turning in for the night to the sounds of the wind in the trees.

Day 2:
Smoky Mountains to Greensboro
Drive time: 4.5 hours

Taking the iconic and scenic Blue Ridge Parkway toward Greensboro, N.C. is a road trip opportunity that can’t be missed. This winding Appalachian road brings travelers through rich, diverse landscapes and humbling overlooks. Be sure to make a stop in Asheville for lunch, shopping, and a stroll around the historic district before heading to Greensboro!

Day 3:
Greensboro to Raleigh
Drive time: 1.5 hours

Load up on breakfast and head to scenic William B. Umstead State Park for a day of hiking and exploring. Work up an appetite for dinner and dessert in one of the many amazing restaurants in Raleigh followed by a stay in an eco-friendly hotel in the Creative District.

Find lower carbon emitting Unleaded 88 (E15) gas stops along your route. Use the Get Biofuel Fuel Finder tool.

Places to See Along the Way

Blue Ridge Parkway

Scenic, winding roads with spectacular views.

Bucket-List-Worthy Glamping

Luxurious camping experiences.

Find Unleaded 88 at These Locations

Casey's. Kum & Go. Kwik Trip. Kwik Star. Minnoco. Thorntons. Sheetz. Fresh food. Made to order.