10 days in Hot Springs, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

10 days in Hot Springs, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

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10 days in Hot Springs, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Bus:  7​h 15​min
1
Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Nashville
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

3
nights
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Mount Magazine State Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mid-America Science Museum and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Grand Promenade, examine the collection at The Galaxy Connection, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and admire the landmark architecture of Anthony Chapel.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hot Springs trip itinerary site .

Charlotte to Hot Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Hot Springs is minus 1 hour. July in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Mount Magazine State Park
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Mount Magazine State Park ©
Mount Magazine State Park
Zipline

2
nights
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.
On the 9th (Tue), meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, then have fun and explore at The Children's Museum of Memphis, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Graceland, then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, then make a trip to Beale Street, and finally pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis route planner .

Drive from Hot Springs to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo

4
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. Lotz House Museum and Upper Room will appeal to history buffs. Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at The Adventure Park at Nashville. The adventure continues: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill).

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nashville trip planner .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
The Adventure Park at Nashville ©
The Adventure Park at Nashville
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©

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