5 days in Memphis, Atlanta & Rome Itinerary

5 days in Memphis, Atlanta & Rome Itinerary

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5 days in Memphis, Atlanta & Rome Itinerary

Start: Wichita
Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Atlanta
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h
End: Wichita

1
night
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 30th (Thu): appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, admire the striking features of The Orpheum Theatre, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally meet the residents at Memphis Zoo.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Memphis journey planner.

Wichita to Memphis is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Memphis

Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo
The Orpheum Theatre ©
The Orpheum Theatre

1
day
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 31st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta and then meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Atlanta route planner.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Atlanta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Atlanta is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Atlanta are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Atlanta

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta ©
Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Rome is the largest city in and the county seat of Floyd County, Georgia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate the long history of New Echota, see the interesting displays at Old Car City, and then engage your brain at Tellus Science Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Spring, then take in the dramatic scenery at Marthas Falls, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tellus Science Museum, Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church, Old Car City, Cave Spring, New Echota
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Tellus Science Museum ©
Tellus Science Museum
Old Car City ©
Old Car City
Cave Spring ©
Cave Spring

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