10 days in Hot Springs, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

10 days in Hot Springs, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

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Hot Springs
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Nashville
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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©

Valley of the Vapors

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 Mid-America Science Museum. Get in touch with nature at Zipline and Mount Magazine State Park. There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Promenade, see the interesting displays at The Galaxy Connection, and enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hot Springs trip planning 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charlotte to Hot Springs. In July, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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

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Memphis

Memphis ©

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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 · Parks
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo

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Nashville

Nashville ©

Music City U.S.A.

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 Upper Room will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at The Adventure Park at Nashville and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State 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 · Tours · Adventure · Neighborhoods

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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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