10 days in Hot Springs, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

10 days in Hot Springs, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

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1
Hot Springs
— 3 nights
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
3
Nashville
— 4 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Anthony Chapel and Zipline. Get in touch with nature at Mount Magazine State Park and Hot Springs Mountain. The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Promenade, see the interesting displays at The Galaxy Connection, and get in on the family fun at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs trip itinerary site.

Charlotte to Hot Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Charlotte to Hot Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. 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
Zipline
Mount Magazine State Park ©
Mount Magazine State Park

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), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, then have fun and explore at The Children's Museum of Memphis, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Graceland, then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, then don't miss a visit to Beale Street, and finally pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Memphis trip planner.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
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.
Lotz House Museum and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at The Adventure Park at Nashville and Centennial Park. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, visit Downtown Nashville, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nashville tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can 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 ©
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

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