5 days in Missouri & Memphis Itinerary

5 days in Missouri & Memphis Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hot Springs
Drive:  7 h 45 min
1
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
End: Hot Springs

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Forest Park as well as The Gateway Arch. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo and then stroll around Forest Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at City Museum, admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Gateway Arch.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis trip builder app.

Hot Springs to Saint Louis is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hot Springs in March: high temperatures in Saint Louis hover around 54°F and lows are around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
City Museum ©
City Museum
The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House ©
The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

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 21st (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and then make a trip to The Peabody Ducks. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Graceland, then browse the exhibits of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and finally stop by Lansky.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis driving holiday app.

Getting from Saint Louis to Memphis by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saint Louis in March: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 63°F and lows are around 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Graceland
Graceland

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