9 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

9 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

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9 days in Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

Start: Memphis
1
Memphis
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Memphis

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sun Studio and The Peabody Ducks. Change things up with these side-trips from Memphis: Alex Haley House Museum (in Henning), Ames Plantation (in Grand Junction) and S.Y. Wilson and Company (in Arlington). There's still lots to do: try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, listen to music at The Orpheum Theatre, get to know the resident critters at Memphis Zoo, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis journey planning app .

November in Memphis sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

S.Y. Wilson and Company, Horseshoe Tunica, The Lewis Ranch, Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Alex Haley House Museum
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Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica
Alex Haley House Museum ©
Alex Haley House Museum

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.
On the 16th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and finally catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry. On your second day here, get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. November in Nashville sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 40°F at night. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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