13 days in Memphis, Saint Louis & Nashville Itinerary

13 days in Memphis, Saint Louis & Nashville Itinerary

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13 days in Memphis, Saint Louis & Nashville Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  15​h
1
Memphis
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Saint Louis
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Nashville
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Milan

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Memphis: Hampson Museum State Park (in Wilson) and Horseshoe Tunica (in Tunica). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, sample the fine beverages at Pyramid Vodka, and appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Memphis trip builder website .

Milan, Italy to Memphis is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Milan to Memphis due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Milan in September: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 36°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Horseshoe Tunica, Hampson Archeological Museum State Park
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica

4
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Escape the urban bustle at Elephant Rocks State Park and Zipline. Explore Saint Louis' surroundings by going to Wildwood Community Park (in Wildwood) and Pinckney Bend Distillery (in New Haven). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Memphis to Saint Louis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Saint Louis when traveling from Memphis in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sachs Butterfly House, Pinckney Bend Distillery, Zipline, Elephant Rocks State Park, Wildwood Community Park
Highlights from your plan
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Elephant Rocks State Park ©
Elephant Rocks State Park
Pinckney Bend Distillery ©
Pinckney Bend Distillery

5
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 Bowie Nature Park and Cumberland RIver Bicentennial Trail will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill).

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Fly from Saint Louis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Cumberland RIver Bicentennial Trail, Lotz House Museum, Bowie Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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