9 days in Memphis, Bowling Green & Dayton Itinerary

9 days in Memphis, Bowling Green & Dayton Itinerary

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9 days in Memphis, Bowling Green & Dayton Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Bowling Green
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Dayton
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: San Antonio

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for gifts at Burke's Book Store and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, then don't miss a visit to Beale Street, then look for gifts at Center for Southern Folklore, and finally appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis trip planning site .

San Antonio to Memphis is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, Memphis is little chillier than San Antonio - with highs of 55°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Beale Street ©
Beale Street

1
night
Bowling Green

Bowling Green ©
Bowling Green is a city in and the county seat of Wood County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and then stroll through Maumee Bay State Park. On your second day here, experience rural life at Johnston Fruit Farms, then look for gifts at Levis Commons, and then take an in-depth tour of Wood County Historical Center & Museum.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Memphis to Bowling Green. Traveling from Memphis to Bowling Green, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Memphis in December: high temperatures in Bowling Green hover around 38°F and lows are around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Dayton.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Johnston Fruit Farms, Levis Commons, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Maumee Bay State Park
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Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge ©
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
Maumee Bay State Park ©
Maumee Bay State Park

4
nights
Dayton

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Step out of the city life by going to Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve and Dayton Dragons Baseball. Visit Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and German Village for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dayton: Zipline (in Rockbridge), JACK Cincinnati Casino (in Cincinnati) and Ash Cave (in Logan). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and look for all kinds of wild species at Cox Arboretum MetroPark.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dayton sightseeing website .

Getting from Bowling Green to Dayton by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December in Dayton, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dayton

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cincinnati, Rockbridge, German Village, Cox Arboretum MetroPark, Ash Cave
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Zipline
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force ©
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©

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