5 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

5 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

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5 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

Memphis
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
New Orleans

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Memphis

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then stop by Saint Blues Guitar Workshop, and finally contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing and then make a trip to Graceland.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Memphis trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airport is Memphis International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio.
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum

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Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, then examine the collection at RCA Studio B, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip generator.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Nightlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Nashville
Grand Ole Opry
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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