7 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

7 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

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7 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Boston

3
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 a sense of the local culture at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art. Visit Sun Studio and Beale Street for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, make a trip to Graceland, see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and stop by Center for Southern Folklore.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Memphis vacation planner.

Boston to Memphis is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to Memphis. Traveling from Boston in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Memphis: highs are around 74°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Walden Pumpkin Farm and Centennial Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lotz House Museum and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and explore the activities along Radnor Lake State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nashville day trip site .

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Nashville sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Walden Pumpkin Farm
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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