9 days in Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

9 days in Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

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9 days in Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

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

5
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.
Visit Lotz House Museum and Carnton for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: Franklin (Jim Warren Park, Carter House, & more). There's much more to do: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner.

In December, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
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Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

3
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Graceland, make a trip to The Peabody Ducks, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally stop by Memphis Music.

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You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Memphis, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica

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