8 days in Memphis, Nashville & Chattanooga Itinerary

8 days in Memphis, Nashville & Chattanooga Itinerary

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8 days in Memphis, Nashville & Chattanooga Itinerary

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Hampson Museum State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Memphis Zoo, then don't miss a visit to Beale Street, and finally contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks. On your second day here, try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Memphis trip maker tool .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airport is Memphis International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Horseshoe Tunica, Hampson Archeological Museum State Park
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica

3
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.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, then see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Nashville. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Centennial Park, then examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Radnor Lake State Park.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip site .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in Nashville sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©

3
nights
Chattanooga

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
On the 25th (Sat), sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours, do a tasting at Savannah Oaks Winery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocoee HorseRide.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Chattanooga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga. In May in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Fort Oglethorpe, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, Savannah Oaks Winery, The Georgia Winery, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Chickamauga Battlefield ©
Chickamauga Battlefield

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