Nashville & Memphis Guide

To spend time in Nashville and Memphis in Tennessee is to experience the heart and soul of America’s music scene.

In Memphis, you can visit Elvis’ mansion and step into famous Sun Studios where legendary performers such as Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis began their careers.

In Nashville, country music is at the heart of the culture. History comes to life at the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.

Save time and money with our Free Planning Service

Discover Nashville & Memphis

Tennessee’s music cities are a one of a kind experience. Home to legends of country, rock n roll and blues; the State’s music is the soundtrack of America. From the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville to Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee is where it all began and never stopped.

Things to do in Nashville & Memphis

  • Tour the once home of Elvis Presley, Graceland
  • Discover the birthplace of rock n roll, Sun Studio
  • Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Trace the history at the National Civil Rights Museum
  • Wander the Stax Museum of American Soul Music
  • Listen to county legends at the Grand Ole Opry
  • Walk down America’s most iconic street, Beale Street
  • Party all night in Nashville’s Honky Tonks and Juke Joints
  • Pay homage to the ‘Man in Black’ at the Johnny Cash Museum
  • Walk in the footsteps of the greats at Historic RCA Studio B

Wider Tennessee

Beyond Nashville and Memphis, experience the relaxation of driving through the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee with the top down, stopping to soak in the State’s storied history.

In the South East of the State, discover the beauty and adventure of the Great Smoky Mountains, America’s most visited National Park, then get back to the music with a trip to Dollywood, the country and western inspired theme park a stone’s through from where Dolly Parton, an American national treasure, grew up.

Getting There

Road  Nashville to Memphis 212 miles; Atlanta to Nashville 248 miles

By Air – Indirect flights into Nashville and Memphis from the UK and most major cities

Getting Around

As with most American states, travelling around Tennessee is best done by hiring a car, hitting the open road and driving yourself between the cities. For those who don’t wish to drive, there are regular buses and flights between the major cities. There is no option for rail travel to the central or eastern parts of the state.

In Nashville and Memphis, you will find public transport in the form of buses, trains, and taxis, plus some hotels run shuttle buses to the down town areas.

Hotels & Experiences in Tennessee's Music Cities

Our hotels in Nashville and Memphis plus all the best music experiences...

Discover America's Southern States

From culture and history to beaches and rural landscapes, there's so much to see in Southern USA.

America - More Holiday Options

Discover America your way. Combine a self drive with a city stay or an escorted tour with a cruise.

Nashville