5 days in Memphis, Nashville & Lookout Mountain Itinerary

5 days in Memphis, Nashville & Lookout Mountain Itinerary

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5 days in Memphis, Nashville & Lookout Mountain Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Lookout Mountain
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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 8th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Keep things going the next day: stop by Memphis Music, then meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, and then make a trip to Graceland.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis tour app .

Dallas to Memphis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in March: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 63°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Graceland ©
Graceland

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 10th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Radnor Lake State Park, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then stroll through Centennial Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lookout Mountain.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

1
night
Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain is a city in Walker County, Georgia, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Rock City and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lula Lake & Land Trust.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lookout Mountain travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Lookout Mountain in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Nashville to Lookout Mountain, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lookout Mountain

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Lookout Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Lula Lake & Land Trust ©
Lula Lake & Land Trust
Rock City ©
Rock City

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