13 days in Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

13 days in Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

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Nashville
— 6 nights
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Memphis
— 5 nights
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Nashville

— 6 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 Loretta Lynn's Ranch. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tennessee State Museum and Lotz House Museum. Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to Cascade Hollow Distilling Co., Home of George Dickel (in Tullahoma), Stones River National Battlefield (in Murfreesboro) and Lynchburg Hardware and General Store (in Lynchburg). 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.

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Washington DC to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-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 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°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 · Nature

Side Trips

Memphis

— 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Graceland and Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art. Museum-lovers will get to explore Stax Museum of American Soul Music and National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Venture out of the city with trips to Covington's Historic Square (in Covington), Clarksdale (The Delta Blues Museum, The Rock & Blues Museum, &more) and Pinson Mounds State Park (in Pinson). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bellevue Baptist Church, and look for gifts at Memphis Music.

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You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In May in Memphis, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Wildlife

Side Trips