4 days in Chattanooga & Memphis Itinerary

4 days in Chattanooga & Memphis Itinerary

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4 days in Chattanooga & Memphis Itinerary

Start: Milwaukee
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Chattanooga
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
End: Milwaukee

1
day
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
On the 13th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Moon Pie General Store, then take an unorthodox tour of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, then take in the history at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, and finally explore the striking landscape at Rock City Gardens.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga online route planner .

Milwaukee to Chattanooga is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milwaukee to Chattanooga due to the time zone difference. In June, Chattanooga is somewhat warmer than Milwaukee - with highs of 89°F and lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Rock City Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Moon Pie General Store ©
Moon Pie General Store
Rock City Gardens ©
Rock City Gardens

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, stop by Memphis Music, make a trip to Beale Street, take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then deepen your understanding at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and finally contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Hampson Museum State Park, then contemplate the long history of Alex Haley House Museum, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Covington's Historic Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Memphis online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Chattanooga to Memphis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Chattanooga to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Memphis, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Covington's Historic Square, Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Hampson Archeological Museum State Park, Alex Haley House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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