7 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

7 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

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7 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Buffalo

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.
Memphis is known for historic sites, museums, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Memphis Zoo, see the interesting displays at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Memphis visit planner .

Buffalo to Memphis is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Buffalo in August; daily highs in Memphis reach 90°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo
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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Nashville sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Centennial Park ©
Centennial Park
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©

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