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Indianapolis to Memphis road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Indianapolis to Memphis. If you're planning a road trip to Memphis, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members. Eventually, you'll be able to customize every detail of this plan to your own preferences and save this as a private trip.

Day 1, 10:00 am:  start in Indianapolis
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 1, 11:18 am:  Terre Haute
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:18 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 1, 2:00 pm:  Altamont
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:00 pm
drive for about 1 hour

Day 1, 4:10 pm:  Mount Vernon
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

Day 2, 10:00 am:  leave from Mount Vernon
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 2, 11:22 am:  Anna
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:22 pm
drive for about 1 hour

Day 2, 1:24 pm:  Sikeston
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:24 pm
drive for about 1 hour

Day 2, 3:30 pm:  Caruthersville
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:30 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 2, 6:02 pm:  arrive in Memphis
eat at Central BBQ
stay at Peabody Hotel

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Indianapolis to Memphis.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Indianapolis, Indiana.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Terre Haute
Mount Vernon

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Memphis, Tennessee.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

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!

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

 Katie Simons from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Memphis for a first time visitor?  (5 answers)

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

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

 Lita Yee from Los Angeles asked:
Best way to get from MEM to downtown  (3 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 Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis to Memphis. Or get a full Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Indianapolis!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 465 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 16 minutes
Memphis is 1 hour behind Indianapolis
16 Indianapolis travel answers
1 Terre Haute travel answer
1 Altamont travel answer
65 Memphis travel answers

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