9 days in Nashville, Memphis & Louisville Itinerary

9 days in Nashville, Memphis & Louisville Itinerary

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Memphis
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Louisville
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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Edwin and Percy Warner Parks and Patsy Cline Museum. Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to Stones River Greenway (in Murfreesboro) and Walden Pumpkin Farm (in Smyrna). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Natchez Trace Parkway, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Upper Room, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smith Creek Moonshine, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip itinerary planning site.

Dallas to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in May, Nashville is a bit cooler at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Memphis.

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Memphis

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Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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 12th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Metal Museum, deepen your understanding at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery, and finally stop by A. Schwab. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art and then get a taste of local nightlife at River City Pedalers.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis travel planning app.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. May in Memphis sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Louisville.

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Louisville

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Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sun Valley Farm and Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm. Step out of Louisville with an excursion to Coolmore America - Ashford Stud in Versailles--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, have some family-friendly fun at Bluegrass Karting & Events, and walk around Louisville Waterfront Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Louisville trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Memphis to Louisville by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Louisville is 1 hour. In May in Louisville, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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