16 days in Nashville, Mississippi & Memphis Itinerary

16 days in Nashville, Mississippi & Memphis Itinerary

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Nashville
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Tupelo
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 5 nights

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Nashville

Nashville ©

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Onyx Cave (in Cave City), The Book Store (in Horse Cave) and Mammoth Cave (in Mammoth Cave National Park). There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville day trip site.

Melbourne, Australia to Nashville is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Melbourne to Nashville. When traveling from Melbourne in September, plan for much hotter days in Nashville, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tupelo.

Things to do in Nashville

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Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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Tupelo

Tupelo ©
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tupelo: Starkville (Cullis & Gladys Wade Clock Museum, Mississippi State University, &more) and Oxford (Thacker Mountain Rail Trail & Lyceum-The Circle Historic District). The adventure continues: cruise along Natchez Trace Pkwy, don't miss a visit to Vietnam Memorial Replica Wall, see the interesting displays at Tupelo Automobile Museum, and steep yourself in history at Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum.

Discover how to plan a Tupelo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Tupelo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Tupelo

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums · Parks

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Natchez Trace Pkwy ©
Natchez Trace Pkwy
Mississippi State University ©
Mississippi State University
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum ©
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum

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Memphis

Memphis

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.
Step out of Memphis to go to Tunica and see Horseshoe Tunica, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Graceland, explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Memphis trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Tupelo to Memphis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Memphis are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

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Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica

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