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 Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, The Peabody Ducks, Memphis Riverboats, and other attractions you added. You'll explore and learn at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Graceland. Get a sense of the local culture at Sun Studio and Beale Street. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis travel route planning site.

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. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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 Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Tennessee State Museum and Lotz House Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Murfreesboro (Cannonsburgh Village & Discovery Center), McGavock Confederate Cemetery (in Franklin) and Cedars of Lebanon State Park (in Lebanon). And it doesn't end there: get curious at Adventure Science Center, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Nashville sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. You will leave for Bowling Green on the 16th (Sat).
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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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