4 days in Detroit & Memphis Itinerary

4 days in Detroit & Memphis Itinerary

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4 days in Detroit & Memphis Itinerary

Start: Detroit
1
Detroit
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Detroit

1
night
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Somerset Collection, contemplate the long history of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, then steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village. On your second day here, browse the different shops at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, admire the natural beauty at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, and then wander the streets of Campus Martius Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Detroit road trip site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Detroit. In November, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greenfield Village, Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, Somerset Collection, Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
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The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ©
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

2
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 17th (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, then make a trip to Beale Street, and finally stop by Lansky. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Memphis online road trip planner .

Fly from Detroit to Memphis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Detroit to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in November, expect Memphis to be somewhat warmer, temps between 63°F and 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

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