8 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

8 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

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8 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mississippi River State Park and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Get a sense of the local culture at Hampson Museum State Park and Sun Studio. Take a break from Memphis with a short trip to Covington's Historic Square in Covington, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks, stop by Lansky, and get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis online trip itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Memphis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Memphis, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Covington's Historic Square, Mississippi River State Park, Hampson Museum State Park
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©

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.
You'll explore and learn at Carnton and Carter House. Get some historical perspective at Downtown Franklin and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: Franklin (Franklin Glassblowing Studio, Gallery 202, & more). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Radnor Lake State Park, steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and stop by Brentwood Jewelery & Gifts.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nashville attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Franklin, Brentwood Jewelry
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
Carnton ©
Carnton
Carter House ©
Carter House

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