9 days in Memphis, Huntsville & Nashville Itinerary

9 days in Memphis, Huntsville & Nashville Itinerary

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9 days in Memphis, Huntsville & Nashville Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  8​h
1
Memphis
— 2 nights
2
Huntsville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  7​h
End: San Francisco

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Mud Island River Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Memphis trip itinerary maker tool .

San Francisco to Memphis is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Memphis. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in Memphis at 89°F and lows at 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Huntsville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Beale Street ©
Beale Street

3
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields and Creative Discovery Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum and Crooked Creek Civil War Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (in Fort Oglethorpe), Ave Maria Grotto (in Cullman) and Moon Pie General Store (in Chattanooga). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park and stop by Harrison Brothers Hardware.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Huntsville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Huntsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. June in Huntsville sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chattanooga, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, Crooked Creek Civil War Museum, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Ave Maria Grotto
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Ave Maria Grotto ©
Ave Maria Grotto
Crooked Creek Civil War Museum ©
Crooked Creek Civil War 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get answers to all your questions at Stones River National Battlefield, get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Loretta Lynn's Ranch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, then examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Frist Center for Visual Arts.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nashville trip itinerary site .

Getting from Huntsville to Nashville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Stones River National Battlefield, Loretta Lynn's Ranch, Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Loretta Lynn's Ranch ©
Loretta Lynn's Ranch
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum

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