9 days in Memphis, Nashville & Niagara Falls Itinerary

9 days in Memphis, Nashville & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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9 days in Memphis, Nashville & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  28​h
End: San Antonio

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 11th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Pillow State Park.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Memphis tour planner .

San Antonio to Memphis is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Fort Pillow State Park, Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
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Fort Pillow State Park ©
Fort Pillow State Park
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum
Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park ©
Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

2
nights
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 12th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then immerse yourself in nature at Radnor Lake State Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June in Nashville, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Nashville

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trip

McGavock Confederate Cemetery
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
McGavock Confederate Cemetery ©
McGavock Confederate Cemetery

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 15th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Of The National Shrine Of Our Lady Of Fatima, examine the collection at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Niagara, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Devil's Hole State Park, trek along Niagara Gorge Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Niagara Falls tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Nashville to Niagara Falls in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In June, Niagara Falls is a bit cooler than Nashville - with highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Lewiston
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Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Niagara Gorge Trail ©
Niagara Gorge Trail
Devil's Hole State Park ©
Devil's Hole State Park

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