8 days in West Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in West Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Tennessee sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jackson
— 4 nights
Drive to Memphis International Airport, Fly to Fort Lauderdale

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Memphis

— 3 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, examine the collection at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, and explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip itinerary builder.

Fort Lauderdale to Memphis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Memphis is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Memphis are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Jackson

— 4 nights
Jackson is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. Change things up with these side-trips from Jackson: Tennessee River Museum (in Savannah), Shiloh (Shiloh National Military Park & Shiloh Museum and Gift Shop) and Brownsville (Tina Turner Museum @ Flagg Grove School & West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Samuel T Bryant Distillery, examine the collection at Legends of Tennessee Music Museum at the Carnegie, contemplate the long history of Casey Jones Village, and do a tasting at Century Farm Winery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Jackson takes 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Memphis in July since evenings lows in Jackson dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips