5 days in Effingham, Memphis & Saint Louis Itinerary

5 days in Effingham, Memphis & Saint Louis Itinerary

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5 days in Effingham, Memphis & Saint Louis Itinerary

Start: Madison
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Effingham
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
End: Madison

1
night
Effingham

Effingham
Effingham is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Effingham County, Illinois, United States. To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Effingham trip maker .

Madison to Effingham is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Madison in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Effingham: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 48°F at night. On the 24th (Thu), you're off toMemphis.

Things to do in Effingham

Nightlife Parks Historic Sites

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Lansky, The Peanut Shoppe, and other attractions you added. On the 24th (Thu), examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then see the interesting displays at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): stop by The Peanut Shoppe, contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then see Rockabilly Rides, and finally look for gifts at Lansky.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis planner .

Getting from Springfield to Memphis by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Springfield in October, things will get a bit warmer in Memphis: highs are around 77°F and lows about 56°F. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Rockabilly Rides ©
Rockabilly Rides

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
You've now added The Gateway Arch to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): make a trip to The Gateway Arch.

Make your Saint Louis itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Memphis to Saint Louis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Memphis in October; daily highs in Saint Louis reach 72°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch

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