17 days in Memphis, Saint Louis & Nashville Itinerary

17 days in Memphis, Saint Louis & Nashville Itinerary

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17 days in Memphis, Saint Louis & Nashville Itinerary

Nashville
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Saint Louis
— 14 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Nashville
— Few hours
Nashville

2
days
Memphis

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): try to win big at Horseshoe Casino and then make a trip to Graceland. On your second day here, look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, then stroll through Memphis Zoo, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio..

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis trip builder app .

Nashville to Memphis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Memphis

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid
Graceland ©
Graceland

14
days
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Do your shopping at St. Louis Premium Outlets and St. Louis Outlet Mall. Get outdoors at Saint Louis Zoo and Grant's Farm. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Louis side-trips: Castlewood State Park (in Ballwin), Six Flags St Louis (in Eureka) and Hermann (Deutschheim State Historic Site, Stone Hill Winery, & more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Gateway Arch, steep yourself in history at Drury Inn St. Louis At Union Station, tour the pleasant surroundings at Forest Park, and explore the fascinating underground world of Meramec Caverns.

Before you visit Saint Louis, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Memphis to Saint Louis by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hermann, Chesterfield, Graham Cave State Park, Indian Harvest, Castlewood State Park
Highlights from your plan
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
City Museum ©
City Museum
Sachs Butterfly House
Sachs Butterfly House

1
day
Nashville

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 21st (Sat): stroll through Centennial Park, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nashville online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Centennial Park ©
Centennial Park
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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