60 days in Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

60 days in Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

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60 days in Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Nashville
— 29 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 30 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

29
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.
Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to Clarksville (Skyline Lanes & Clarksville Greenway), Hopkinsville (Casey Jones Distillery, Trail of Tears Commemorative Park and Heritage Center, & more) and Franklin (Franklin Farmers Market, David Arms Gallery, & more). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville road trip planning app .

New York City to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Nashville. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Franklin, Bowling Green, Murfreesboro, Hopkinsville, Columbia
Highlights from your plan
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

30
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Memphis side-trips: Tunica (Blues and Legends Hall of Fame & Horseshoe Tunica), Jonesboro (ASU Museum, Forrest L Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, & more) and Oxford (Rowan Oak, Lyceum-The Circle Historic District, & more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Graceland, get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oxford, Jackson, Jonesboro, Dyess, Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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