5 days in Missouri & Memphis Itinerary

5 days in Missouri & Memphis Itinerary

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5 days in Missouri & Memphis Itinerary

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): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Forest Park. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at City Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Sachs Butterfly House, and finally take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch.

For reviews and more tourist information, go to the Saint Louis trip planner .

Hot Springs to Saint Louis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hot Springs in March, expect Saint Louis to be slightly colder, temps between 54°F and 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
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Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden
Sachs Butterfly House ©
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.
On the 21st (Thu), meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Graceland, take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and finally stop by Lansky.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Memphis travel planner.

Getting from Saint Louis to Memphis by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis in March, expect Memphis to be a bit warmer, temps between 63°F and 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Beale Street ©
Beale Street

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