8 days in Texas, Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

8 days in Texas, Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

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8 days in Texas, Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  20​h 45​min
1
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then stop by Waterloo Records, and finally ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, then take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and finally get your game on at The Escape Game Austin.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin trip itinerary app .

Sydney, Australia to Austin is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. When traveling from Sydney in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Austin: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

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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 15th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, then get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and finally have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip maker site .

You can fly from Austin to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Austin in April: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Fun & Games Tours

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Lotz House Museum
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Graceland, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally look for gifts at Lansky.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Memphis online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Memphis

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Graceland ©
Graceland
Lansky ©
Lansky

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Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 18th (Sat), examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

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You can fly from Memphis to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Dallas sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©

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