16 days in Memphis, Nashville & Bowling Green Itinerary

16 days in Memphis, Nashville & Bowling Green Itinerary

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Memphis
— 4 nights
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Nashville
— 9 nights
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Bowling Green
— 2 nights

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Memphis — 4 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tennessee Welcome Center, Main Street Trolley, Big River Crossing, and other attractions you added. Visit Sun Studio and Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum for their historical value. National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Graceland will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

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If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Memphis International Airport and Arkansas International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Nashville.
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Nashville — 9 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and Nashville Zoo. Bring the kids along to Carter House and McGavock Confederate Cemetery. Tennessee State Museum and Lotz House Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Cedars of Lebanon State Park (in Lebanon) and Murfreesboro (Cannonsburgh Village & Discovery Center). The adventure continues: engage your brain at Adventure Science Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nashville road trip app.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel to Bowling Green.
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Bowling Green — 2 nights

Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get your bearings at The Kentucky Museum and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lost River Cave.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bowling Green trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Bowling Green takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C.
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