5 days in Memphis, Hot Springs & Lafayette Itinerary

5 days in Memphis, Hot Springs & Lafayette Itinerary

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5 days in Memphis, Hot Springs & Lafayette Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Lafayette
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h
End: New York City

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Memphis trip builder site .

New York City to Memphis is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Memphis is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Memphis are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo

2
nights
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 16th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ouachita and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Hot Springs National Park and then learn about winemaking at The Winery of Hot Springs.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Hot Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Nature Parks Tours
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Hot Springs National Park ©
Hot Springs National Park
Zipline
The Winery of Hot Springs ©
The Winery of Hot Springs

1
night
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. On the 18th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist and then explore the activities along Lake Martin.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lafayette day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Hot Springs to Lafayette takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. July in Lafayette sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lafayette

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Martin
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Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©

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