8 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

8 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

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8 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

Start: Memphis
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Memphis
— 4 nights
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
End: Memphis

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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'll discover tucked-away gems like The Delta Blues Museum and Thacker Mountain Rail Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art (in Clarksdale), Oxford (Rowan Oak, Square Books, Jr., & more) and Helena Confederate Cemetery (in Helena). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter Catholic Church, make a trip to Graceland, and admire the landmark architecture of The Orpheum Theatre.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Memphis International Airport. In March in Memphis, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Oxford, Clarksdale, Helena Confederate Cemetery
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Graceland ©
Graceland

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Belmont Mansion, then explore the activities along Radnor Lake State Park, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nashville visit app .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Nashville are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Nature Tours
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Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
Room Escape Games
Food Tours

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