9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Miami, Florida

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Deak's Mississippi Saxophones & Blues Emporium. Sun Studio and Elmwood Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Memphis side-trips: Covington's Historic Square (in Covington) and Clarksdale (The Delta Blues Museum, The Rock & Blues Museum, & more). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, and sample the fine beverages at Pyramid Vodka.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis online sightseeing planner .

Miami to Memphis is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Miami in June, expect little chillier with lows of 71°F in Memphis. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Clarksdale, Covington's Historic Square
Highlights from your plan
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Stones River National Battlefield and Downtown Presbyterian Church. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Downtown Nashville are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: stop by Hatch Show Print, see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, don't miss a visit to The District, and contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation.

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Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Stones River National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Stones River National Battlefield ©
Stones River National Battlefield
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©

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