10 days in Key West & Memphis Itinerary

10 days in Key West & Memphis Itinerary

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10 days in Key West & Memphis Itinerary

Start: Memphis
1
Key West
— 6 nights
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
End: Memphis

6
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Zachary Taylor and Smathers Beach. Kids will enjoy Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and don't miss a visit to Duval Street.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip planner.

Memphis to Key West is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Memphis in December; daily highs in Key West reach 79°F and lows reach 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Memphis: Old Millington Vineyard and Winery (in Millington) and Horseshoe Casino (in Tunica). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Graceland, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and sample the tasty concoctions at High Cotton Brewing Company.

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Fly from Key West to Memphis in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Key West to Memphis due to the time zone difference. In December, Memphis is much colder than Key West - with highs of 55°F and lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trips

Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Horseshoe Casino, Old Millington Vineyard and Winery
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Old Millington Vineyard and Winery ©
Old Millington Vineyard and Winery

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