11 days in Memphis, Nashville & Myrtle Beach Itinerary

11 days in Memphis, Nashville & Myrtle Beach Itinerary

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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 4 nights
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Memphis

— 2 nights

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.
Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, then see the interesting displays at Metal Museum, then examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and finally contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis road trip planning tool.

Oklahoma City to Memphis is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. September in Memphis sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

Nashville

— 3 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Lane Motor Museum and Frist Art Museum. You'll explore and learn at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and Madame Tussauds Nashville. Step out of Nashville with an excursion to McGavock Confederate Cemetery in Franklin--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, see the interesting displays at The George Jones, take in nature's colorful creations at Belmont Mansion, and stop by Smith Creek Moonshine.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nashville trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Memphis in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nashville, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Myrtle Beach

— 4 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Head to Broadway at the Beach and I Love Sugar (Myrtle Beach)for plenty of shopping. Visiting Litchfield Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Hollywood Wax Museum, shop like a local with Lee's Farmer's Market, grab your bike and head to Pee Dee Bicycle, and brush up on your military savvy at Warbird Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Myrtle Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Myrtle Beach is 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 69°F in Myrtle Beach. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips