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Boston to Memphis via Nashville

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

10:00 am  start in Boston
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:38 am  Hartford
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:38 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

2:53 pm  Newark (New Jersey)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:53 pm
drive for about 3 hours

6:45 pm  Baltimore
eat at G&M Restaurant and Lounge
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Baltimore
drive for about 3 hours

12:06 pm  Charlottesville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:06 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:03 pm  Roanoke
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:03 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

8:25 pm  Gatlinburg
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 9.5 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Gatlinburg
drive for about 4 hours

12:50 pm  Nashville
eat at Bluebird Cafe
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 4:50 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

8:08 pm  arrive in Memphis
stay at Peabody Hotel

day 3 driving ≈ 7 hours
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Boston to Memphis questions


Where should I stop along the way?

Hartford  (14 answers)
    The Mark Twain House & Museum  (4 mentions)
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    questions about Hartford:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Hartford?

Newark (New Jersey)  (21 answers)
    Statue of Liberty  (69 mentions)
    Staten Island Ferry  (21 mentions)
    Ground Zero  (16 mentions)
    Staten Island Ferry  (14 mentions)
    Ellis Island  (11 mentions)
    restaurants around Newark (New Jersey):
        Locanda Verde
        The Dead Rabbit
        Enoteca Maria
        Les Halles
        Bubby's
    questions about Newark (New Jersey):
        Best transportation from Newark Air Port to Times Swuare
        What are the best things to do, see, experience, and eat in Newark?
        Best free things to do in Newark (New Jersey)?

Baltimore  (54 answers)
    Fells Point  (11 mentions)
    Inner Harbor  (7 mentions)
    Lexington Market  (4 mentions)
    Canton  (4 mentions)
    The Helmand  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Baltimore:
        G&M Restaurant and Lounge
        Faidley's Seafood & Fresh Fish Market
        Phillips Seafood
        The Abbey Burger Bistro
        Max's Taphouse
    questions about Baltimore:
        Best place to get seafood and crab cakes in Baltimore?
        Best free things to do in Baltimore?
        Authentic, non-chain restaurant for dinner with a child (with a well-refined palate) near the Inner Harbor?
        Family-friendly seafood restaurant
        What is your favorite restaurant in Baltimore?

Charlottesville  (17 answers)
    Monticello  (2 mentions)
    questions about Charlottesville:
        Any recommendations for hikes, good food and wine for a long-weekend trip?
        Trip with husband

Roanoke  (25 answers)
    questions about Roanoke:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Roanoke?

Gatlinburg  (32 answers)
    Great Smoky Mountain National Park  (8 mentions)
    Great Smoky Mountains  (2 mentions)

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 1,317 miles
driving time of 19 hours, 49 minutes
226 Boston travel answers
14 Hartford travel answers
21 Newark (New Jersey) travel answers
54 Baltimore travel answers
17 Charlottesville travel answers
25 Roanoke travel answers
32 Gatlinburg travel answers
190 Nashville travel answers
114 Memphis travel answers





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