17 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

17 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

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17 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

Start: Memphis
1
Memphis
— 13 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Memphis

13
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.
Get outdoors at Pinson Mounds State Park and Forrest L Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center. Popular historic sites such as National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Sun Studio are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Memphis side-trips: Craighead Forest Park (in Jonesboro), Horseshoe Casino (in Tunica) and Johnny Cash House (in Dyess). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Hampson Museum State Park, meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, trek along Tanglefoot Trail, and immerse yourself in nature at Parkin Archeological State Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Memphis trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Memphis. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Jonesboro, Oxford, Mississippi River State Park, Village Creek State Park, Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then explore and take pictures at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, then examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then walk around Centennial Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Radnor Lake State Park.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

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