7 days in Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

7 days in Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

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7 days in Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Columbus

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 off the beaten path and head to Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Stones River National Battlefield. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lotz House Museum and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, explore the world behind art at Frist Center for Visual Arts, and get engrossed in the history at Tennessee State Museum.

To find photos and more tourist information, read Nashville online itinerary builder .

Columbus to Nashville is an approximately 5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In June in Nashville, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Stones River National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Stones River National Battlefield ©
Stones River National Battlefield

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.
Appreciate the collections at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Mud Island River Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elmwood Cemetery and Pyramid Vodka. Step out of Memphis to go to Holly Springs and see Kirkwood National Golf Club, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, stroll through Memphis Zoo, explore the landscape on two wheels at Village Creek State Park, and explore and take pictures at AutoZone Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Memphis online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Memphis sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 71°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Memphis

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Village Creek State Park, Kirkwood National Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery

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