3 days in Memphis & Detroit Itinerary

3 days in Memphis & Detroit Itinerary

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Memphis — 1 night

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 15th (Fri): make a trip to Graceland and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. On the next day, make a trip to Beale Street and then steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip planning website.

New York City to Memphis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, expect Memphis to be a bit warmer, temps between 73°F and 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Detroit.
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Detroit — 1 night

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Detroit journey maker tool.

You can fly from Memphis to Detroit in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Detroit due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Memphis in April; daily highs in Detroit reach 57°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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