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Best route from Nashville to Kiawah Island

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Best route from Nashville to Kiawah Island

Mileage looks about the same. From Nashville, better to go through Knoxville and deal with mountains? or Atlanta and deal with, well Atlanta - both end up at Columbia. Most routes should through Knoxville as the preferred route.

Leaving on Saturday and thinking of going through Atlanta and coming back on Friday through Knoxville ...ideas or input?

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1. Re: Best route from Nashville to Kiawah Island

It's a personal preference for sure, but I'd avoid Atlanta. I've been stuck there in traffic at many different times of day. The mountain route is beautiful.

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2. Re: Best route from Nashville to Kiawah Island

That is really a toss up. I don't think you will have any problems going through Atlanta on a Saturday. Traffic can also be bad in and around Knoxville with all the construction.

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3. Re: Best route from Nashville to Kiawah Island

I used to drive the I40 route from AR across TN. Now I've been doing the "southern" route--Memphis, Birmingham, Atlanta, Columbia. It is a much easier drive.

Double check the road conditions if you're considering I40 into the Asheville, NC area and then down to Columbia. There was a rock slide last year that has yet to be totally cleaned up. I believe my neighbors told me it's still one lane of traffic on each side still.

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