7 days in Memphis & Springfield Itinerary

7 days in Memphis & Springfield Itinerary

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7 days in Memphis & Springfield Itinerary

Start: Fort Wayne
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Springfield
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Fort Wayne

3
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Graceland, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo, and look for gifts at Memphis Music.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Memphis online visit planner .

Fort Wayne to Memphis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fort Wayne to Memphis due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fort Wayne in July: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 91°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
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2
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. Titanic Museum and Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Springfield: College of the Ozarks (in Point Lookout) and Silver Dollar City (in Branson). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Fantastic Caverns, take in nature's colorful creations at Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, and do a tasting at Oovvda Winery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Springfield journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Memphis to Springfield takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Memphis in July, plan for little chillier nights in Springfield, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Branson, Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum
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Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum ©

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