8 days in Detroit, Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

8 days in Detroit, Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

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8 days in Detroit, Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

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

1
night
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 21st (Sat), examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally explore and take pictures at Comerica Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll around George George Memorial Park, then get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and then partake in some friendly competition at Decode Ann Arbor.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Detroit vacation app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Detroit. In September, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Dearborn, George George Memorial Park, BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, Decode Ann Arbor
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

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, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, and contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

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

Traveling by flight from Detroit to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Nashville. When traveling from Detroit in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nashville, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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.
When in Memphis, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Graceland, examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo, and pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Nashville in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 68°F in Memphis. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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