19 days in Memphis, Keystone & Nashville Itinerary

19 days in Memphis, Keystone & Nashville Itinerary

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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Keystone
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 14 nights

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Memphis — 2 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.
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and then take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Sun Studio and then don't miss a visit to Graceland.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Memphis trip planning app.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Memphis International Airport and Arkansas International Airport. April in Memphis sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can fly to Keystone.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Keystone — 2 nights

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 3rd (Sun), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine and then take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at National Presidential Wax Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then hike along Presidential Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Keystone travel route planner.

Fly from Memphis to Keystone in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Memphis in April: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 11°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nashville.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trip

Nashville — 14 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Visit Lotz House Museum and Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Venture out of the city with trips to Franklin (David Arms & Carnton), Burgess Falls State Park (in Sparta) and Appalachian Center for Craft (in Smithville). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, stroll around Bowie Nature Park, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, and contemplate the waterfront views at Radnor Lake State Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville itinerary planner.

Getting from Keystone to Nashville by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Keystone in April, things will get much warmer in Nashville: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trips