8 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

8 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 5 nights
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Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
Memphis is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pyramid Vodka, explore the galleries of Graceland, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Memphis Made Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Memphis trip planner.

Atlanta to Memphis is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Memphis due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Memphis are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Tours

Nashville

— 5 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Old Glory Distilling Co. (in Clarksville), Mammoth Cave National Park (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Mammoth Cave) and Casey Jones Distillery (in Hopkinsville). There's still lots to do: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, and examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville online route maker.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Nashville sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

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