7 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

7 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

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7 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Drive:  8​h
1
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 4 nights
Drive:  11​h
End: Oklahoma City

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.
You've now added Ghost River Brewing Co to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): join in the after-dark buzz at Ghost River Brewing Co.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Memphis vacation planner.

Oklahoma City to Memphis is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Oklahoma City in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Memphis, with lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Nightlife Shopping

Side Trip

S.Y. Wilson and Company
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Ghost River Brewing Co ©
Ghost River Brewing Co
S.Y. Wilson and Company ©
S.Y. Wilson and Company
Memphis Music ©
Memphis Music

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and The Copper Fox Gallery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gallery 202 and Hatch Show Print. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Stones River National Battlefield (in Murfreesboro), George Dickel Distillery (in Tullahoma) and David Arms Gallery (in Franklin). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Lynchburg Hardware and General Store, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Tennessee State Museum.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nashville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Franklin, Stones River National Battlefield, Lynchburg Hardware and General Store, George Dickel Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©

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