8 days in Memphis & Bristol Itinerary

8 days in Memphis & Bristol Itinerary

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8 days in Memphis & Bristol Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Bristol
— 5 nights
End: Bristol

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and then make a trip to Graceland. Keep things going the next day: try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, then meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis online travel planner .

Bristol to Memphis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bristol in August: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bristol.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

5
nights
Bristol

Bristol is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Explore Bristol's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford), Grandfather Mountain (in Linville) and Grandfather Vineyard & Winery (in Banner Elk). Make the 28th (Tue) an awe-inspiring day at Pisgah National Forest. There's much more to do: trek along Virginia Creeper Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Cherokee National Forest, admire all the interesting features of Bristol Motor Speedway, and take an in-depth tour of Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bristol trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Memphis to Bristol with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Bristol. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Memphis in August, with highs in Bristol at 33°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bristol

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Johnson City, Grandfather Vineyard & Winery, Virginia Creeper Trail, Birthplace of Country Music Museum, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Pisgah National Forest ©
Pisgah National Forest
Grayson Highlands State Park ©
Grayson Highlands State Park