13 days in Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

13 days in Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

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1
Nashville
— 6 nights
2
Memphis
— 5 nights

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Lane Motor Museum and Loretta Lynn's Ranch. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tennessee State Museum and Lotz House Museum. Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to George Dickel Distillery (in Tullahoma), Lynchburg Hardware and General Store (in Lynchburg) and Stones River National Battlefield (in Murfreesboro). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The George Jones, get your game on at AxeVentures, get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and stroll around Radnor Lake State Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nashville trip itinerary builder app.

Washington DC to Nashville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Nashville. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Franklin, George Dickel Distillery, Loretta Lynn's Ranch, Lynchburg Hardware and General Store, Stones River National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee State Museum ©
Tennessee State Museum
Loretta Lynn's Ranch ©
Loretta Lynn's Ranch
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art. Museum-lovers will get to explore Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum and Graceland. Venture out of the city with trips to Pinson Mounds State Park (in Pinson), Covington's Historic Square (in Covington) and Clarksdale (The Delta Blues Museum, The Rock & Blues Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, identify plant and animal life at Forrest L Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bellevue Baptist Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Memphis journey planning website.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May in Memphis, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Clarksdale, Forrest L Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, Pinson Mounds State Park, Horseshoe Tunica, Covington's Historic Square
Highlights from your plan
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
The Delta Blues Museum ©
The Delta Blues Museum
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

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