4 days in Memphis & Detroit Itinerary

4 days in Memphis & Detroit Itinerary

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Memphis
— 1 night
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Detroit
— 2 nights
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Memphis

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at Graceland and then try your luck at Horseshoe Tunica. On the next day, steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then make a trip to The Peabody Ducks, then make a trip to Beale Street, and finally look for gifts at Lansky.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis tour itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Memphis. May in Memphis sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Detroit.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos

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Detroit

— 2 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 24th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then browse the exhibits of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, then put a fun spin on your tour with Decode Ann Arbor, and finally explore the galleries of Motown Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venkateswara Temple & cultural centre.

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Traveling by flight from Memphis to Detroit takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis to Detroit, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Memphis in May, expect Detroit to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

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