5 days in Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

5 days in Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

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5 days in Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Orlando

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Carnton and Lotz House Museum are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Opry Mills or Hatch Show Print. Step out of Nashville with an excursion to Carter House in Franklin--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Radnor Lake State Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin, explore and take pictures at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nashville online trip builder .

Orlando to Nashville is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Nashville is much colder than Orlando - with highs of 48°F and lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Franklin
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Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
Carnton ©
Carnton
Carter House ©
Carter House

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 4th (Fri): stop by A. Schwab, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then identify plant and animal life at Lichterman Nature Center, and then stop by Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc..

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Memphis sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
A. Schwab ©
A. Schwab

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