6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): work some fitness into your day at Centennial Park, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and finally admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip itinerary site .

New York City to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: highs in Nashville hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Centennial Park ©
Centennial Park
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street. Keep things going the next day: try your luck at Horseshoe Casino and then make a trip to Graceland.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Memphis trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in April, and nighttime lows around 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica

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