8 days in Hot Springs & Memphis Itinerary

8 days in Hot Springs & Memphis Itinerary

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8 days in Hot Springs & Memphis Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: Springfield

3
nights
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
You've now added Hot Springs Bathhouse Dinner Theatre to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Anthony Chapel and Grand Promenade. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Lake Catherine State Park, sample the fine beverages at Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery, stop by Bathhouse Soapery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hot Springs travel planner .

Springfield to Hot Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. You will leave for Memphis on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade
Lake Catherine State Park ©
Lake Catherine State Park

4
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 added Rum Boogie Cafe, Mud Island, The Orpheum Theatre, and other attractions to your itinerary. Elmwood Cemetery and Beale Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Sun Studio and National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks and make a trip to Crystal Shrine Grotto.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Memphis online holiday planner .

Getting from Hot Springs to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 74°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery

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