13 days in Memphis & Pensacola Beach Itinerary

13 days in Memphis & Pensacola Beach Itinerary

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Durham
bus + Fly:
6​h
Memphis
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:
5​h 45​min
Pensacola Beach
— 8 nights
taxi + Fly + bus:
5​h 45​min
Durham

4
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rowan Oak and Ghost & Vampire Tours. Visit Sun Studio and Collierville TN Historic District for their historical value. Take a break from Memphis with a short trip to Square Books in Oxford, about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of National Civil Rights Museum, stop by The Peanut Shoppe, explore and take pictures at AutoZone Park, and make a trip to Graceland.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Memphis trip builder.

Durham to Memphis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Durham in April since evenings lows in Memphis dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in Memphis

Sightseeing Historic Sites Shopping

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Oxford, Collierville TN Historic District
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Sun Studio.
Rowan Oak
Elmwood Cemetery

8
days
Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bellingrath Gardens and Home and Arcadia Mill. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District and Santa Rosa Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Pensacola Beach: Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum (in Orange Beach), Kitchenique (in Miramar Beach) and Swift- Coles Historic Home (in Bon Secour). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Grayton Beach State Park, kick back and relax at Rosemary Beach, identify plant and animal life at Topsail Beach State Preserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pensacola Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pensacola Beach travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Memphis to Pensacola Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Memphis in April since evenings lows in Pensacola Beach dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Parks Beaches Sightseeing

Side Trips

Seaside, Navarre, Santa Rosa Beach, Grayton Beach State Park, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
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Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Santa Rosa Beach
Grayton Beach State Park

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