22 days in Memphis, Kansas City & Indianapolis Itinerary

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Memphis — 7 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Graceland and Beale Street. Shop till you drop at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid and Covington's Historic Square. Change things up with these side-trips from Memphis: Hampson Archeological Museum State Park (in Wilson), Tunica (Willows Sporting Clays, Horseshoe Tunica, &more) and Parkin Archeological State Park (in Parkin). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, see exotic creatures in open habitats at American Dream Safari, don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks, and do sightseeing your way with Tastin' 'Round Town.

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Manchester, UK to Memphis is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Memphis, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manchester in September, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Memphis: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Kansas City.
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Kansas City — 7 nights

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Visit Muchnic Art Gallery and Union Station for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Country Club Plaza and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kansas City: Massachusetts Street (in Lawrence), Ft Leavenworth Army Installation (in Leavenworth) and Brass Armadillo Antique Mall - KC (in Grain Valley). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Mill State Park, and look for gifts at Kansas City River Market.

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Fly from Memphis to Kansas City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kansas City can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Indianapolis.
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Indianapolis — 7 nights

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Get outdoors at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and Rawhide Ranch Activities. Get some cultural insight at Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co. and The Miller House and Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Indianapolis: Riverwalk (in Cincinnati), Shades State Park (in Waveland) and Exotic Feline Rescue Center (in Centerpoint). There's still lots to do: stop by Tuttle Orchards, immerse yourself in nature at Strawtown Koteewi Park and The Taylor Center of Natural History, hike along Salt Creek Trail, and stroll through Hummel Park.

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You can fly from Kansas City to Indianapolis in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Indianapolis. Expect slightly colder evenings in Indianapolis when traveling from Kansas City in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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