8 days in Memphis & Seattle Itinerary

8 days in Memphis & Seattle Itinerary

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Memphis

— 2 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Graceland, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, and admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Memphis online trip planner.

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. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in May; daily highs in Memphis reach 80°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos

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Seattle

— 5 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Change things up with a short trip to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park (about 2 hours away). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo, and walk around Discovery Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner.

Getting from Memphis to Seattle by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Memphis to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Memphis in May, with highs in Seattle at 68°F and lows at 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive

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