11 days in Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

11 days in Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

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11 days in Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

Start: Nashville
1
Nashville
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Nashville

7
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 Mammoth Cave and Cedar Sink Trail will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Downtown Nashville and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Bowling Green (1921 Standard Oil Station & National Corvette Museum), Franklin (Carter House, David Arms Gallery, & more) and Casey Jones Distillery (in Hopkinsville). The adventure continues: trek along Tall Man's Misery, steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip itinerary app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Nashville. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Franklin, Mammoth Cave National Park, Bowling Green, Onyx Cave, Casey Jones Distillery
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Graceland, then get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, make a trip to Beale Street, then stop by Lansky, and finally try your luck at Horseshoe Tunica.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trips

Hampson Archeological Museum State Park, Horseshoe Tunica
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Graceland ©
Graceland

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