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Boston to Memphis via Louisville

driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Boston to Memphis road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Boston to Memphis. If you're planning a road trip to Memphis, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in Boston
drive for about 3 hours

12:15 pm  Woodstock (New York)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:15 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:12 pm  Syracuse (New York)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:12 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:49 pm  Niagara Falls
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 9 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Niagara Falls
drive for about 3.5 hours

12:29 pm  Cleveland
eat at Lola
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 1:59 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:10 pm  Columbus
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:10 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

8:35 pm  Louisville
stay overnight at 21C Museum Hotel
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 9 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from 21C Museum Hotel
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:38 pm  Nashville
eat at Bluebird Cafe
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 4:38 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

7:56 pm  arrive in Memphis
eat at Central BBQ
stay at Peabody Hotel

day 3 driving ≈ 6 hours

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Boston to Memphis questions


Where should I stop along the way?

Woodstock (New York)  (11 answers)
    questions about Woodstock (New York):
        attractions

Syracuse (New York)  (14 answers)
    questions about Syracuse (New York):
        What is one attraction to see? Famous place to eat at?

Niagara Falls  (65 answers)
    Niagara Falls  (18 mentions)
    Maid of the Mist  (5 mentions)
    Skylon Tower  (4 mentions)
    questions about Niagara Falls:
        best place
        Best free things to do in Niagara Falls?
        Can we take food across the US/Canada border on our road trip to Niagara Falls?
        where to stay one night
        Best and most affordable hotel with bar and hot tub?

Cleveland  (69 answers)
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum  (13 mentions)
    The Cleveland Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum  (6 mentions)
    West Side Market  (6 mentions)
    Great Lakes Brewing Company  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Cleveland:
        Lola
        Lolita
        The Greenhouse Tavern
        Melt Bar & Grilled
        L'Albatros
    questions about Cleveland:
        Good restaurants for business dinner?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Cleveland?
        What's the best neighborhood in Cleveland for a first time visitor?
        New to the city, friend coming to visit: What should we do?
        Fun things to do

Columbus  (39 answers)
    The Short North  (3 mentions)
    Wolf's Ridge Brewing  (2 mentions)
    Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse  (2 mentions)
    North Market  (2 mentions)
    Columbus Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Columbus:
        Late Night Slice
        Northstar CafĂ©
        Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
        The Thurman Cafe
        Lavash Cafe
    questions about Columbus:
        What's the best neighborhood in Columbus for a first time visitor?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Columbus?
        Where should we eat in Columbus?
        What to see and eat in Short North with just a day?
        Traveling thru Columbus Ohio on I -71 need a motel near by.

Louisville  (47 answers)
    Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory  (3 mentions)
    Churchill Downs  (2 mentions)
    Muhammad Ali Center  (2 mentions)
    Fourth Street Live!  (2 mentions)
    Louisville Slugger Field  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Louisville:
        Seviche, A Latin Restaurant
        Basa Restaurant
        Milkwood Restaurant
        Jeff Ruby's Louisville
        Hyatt Regency Louisville
    hotels around Louisville:
        21C Museum Hotel
        The Galt House Hotel And Suites
        The Brown Hotel
    questions about Louisville:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Louisville?
        What's the best neighborhood in Louisville for a first time visitor?
        Any cool things to do/places to eat in Louisville?
        Hotels to stay at during the Kentucky Derby?
        Has anyone been to Butchertown Market?

Nashville  (190 answers)
    Grand Ole Opry  (8 mentions)
    Country Music Hall of Fame  (6 mentions)
    Ryman Auditorium  (6 mentions)
    Centennial Park  (6 mentions)
    The Parthenon  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Nashville:
        Bluebird Cafe
        Opryland Hotel
        Pancake Pantry
        Hattie B's Hot Chicken - 19th Ave
        Peg Leg Porker BBQ
    questions about Nashville:
        What's the best neighborhood in Nashville for a first time visitor?
        Nearby small towns or outdoor areas?
        Top of the line hotels in Nashville?
        What are some must sees in Nashville during the weekend
        Best Location to Stay


Where's the best place to stay in Memphis?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Memphis.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Peabody Hotel, which was mentioned 12 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Memphis? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Memphis?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Central BBQ, which was mentioned 10 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Payne's Bar-B-Q  (3 mentions)
Cozy Corner Restaurant  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Memphis? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Memphis?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Beale Street  (9 mentions)
Graceland  (9 mentions)
Memphis Zoo  (7 mentions)
Mud Island  (6 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Memphis. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Memphis for a first time visitor?  (11 answers)

profile  Regan from Brooklyn asked:
What are the musts of Memphis, y'all?  (5 answers)

profile  stephanie from Nixa asked:
Must sees in Memphis TN?? Hidden gems places to eat??  (5 answers)

profile  Andreas from Manhattan asked:
Best blues clubs in Memphis?  (5 answers)

profile  Larry from Southern California asked:
Good Food and Fun With Kids  (4 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Memphis.




Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Memphis to Boston drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Boston to Memphis. Or get a full Boston to Memphis flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Boston well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Boston!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,365 miles
driving time of 20 hours, 14 minutes
226 Boston travel answers
11 Woodstock (New York) travel answers
14 Syracuse (New York) travel answers
65 Niagara Falls travel answers
69 Cleveland travel answers
39 Columbus travel answers
47 Louisville travel answers
190 Nashville travel answers
114 Memphis travel answers





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