7 days in Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

7 days in Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

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7 days in Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

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.
Visiting Cummins Falls State Park and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Carnton and Room Escape Games. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: Carter House (in Franklin) and Stones River National Battlefield (in Murfreesboro). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Downtown Franklin, identify plant and animal life at Radnor Lake State Park, get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, and examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip planner .

Minneapolis to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in August: highs in Nashville hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Franklin, Murfreesboro, Cummins Falls State Park
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Cummins Falls State Park ©
Cummins Falls State Park
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
Carnton ©
Carnton

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.
On the 10th (Fri), try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, make a trip to Beale Street, then look for gifts at Memphis Music, then see the interesting displays at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then don't miss a visit to Graceland.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Memphis trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Highlights from your plan
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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