Top 6 weekend trips from Memphis

  1. Indianapolis / Nashville
  2. Gatlinburg / Birmingham
  3. Destin / New Orleans
  4. Little Rock / Kansas City
  5. Atlanta / Pensacola
  6. Chattanooga / Biloxi

For any of these trips, you could visit just the first or second destination if you want to do less driving and spend more time in the area.

The longest trip is about 22.5 hours of total driving, so you may want to plan to do this over a long weekend.


Trip idea #1: Memphis → Indianapolis → Nashville → Memphis


Memphis to Indianapolis
leave Memphis on Friday
1 hour → Blytheville
54 minutes → Dyersburg
1.5 hours → Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site
1 hour → Cedar Lake
1 hour → Mount Vernon
1 hour → Altamont
56 minutes → Westfield
2 hours → Indianapolis (stay Friday night)
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10 hours of driving

Indianapolis to Nashville
leave Indianapolis on Saturday
1.5 hours → North Vernon
1 hour → The Galt House Hotel And Suites
55 minutes → Elizabethtown
56 minutes → Mammoth Cave National Park
38 minutes → Bowling Green
1 hour → Springfield
39 minutes → Nashville (stay Saturday night)
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6.5 hours of driving

Nashville to Memphis
leave Nashville on Sunday
50 minutes → Franklin
47 minutes → Dickson
54 minutes → Hurricane Mills
35 minutes → Lexington
1 hour → Jackson
54 minutes → Covington
27 minutes → Memphis (back home)
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5.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 22 hours of driving.


Trip idea #2: Memphis → Gatlinburg → Birmingham → Memphis


Memphis to Gatlinburg
leave Memphis on Friday
1.5 hours → Jackson
1 hour → Hurricane Mills
1.5 hours → Nashville
54 minutes → Gordonsville
1 hour → Crossville
1 hour → Knoxville
1 hour → Gatlinburg (stay Friday night)
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8 hours of driving

Gatlinburg to Birmingham
leave Gatlinburg on Saturday
1 hour → Knoxville
45 minutes → Sweetwater
1.5 hours → Brewhaus
1 hour → Ringgold
2 hours → Gadsden
1 hour → Birmingham (stay Saturday night)
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7 hours of driving

Birmingham to Memphis
leave Birmingham on Sunday
43 minutes → Railroad Park, Birmingham Al
45 minutes → Parrish
40 minutes → Winfield
31 minutes → Tremont
50 minutes → Tupelo
45 minutes → Ripley
59 minutes → Holly Springs
9 minutes → Memphis (back home)
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5.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 20.5 hours of driving.


Trip idea #3: Memphis → Destin → New Orleans → Memphis


Memphis to Destin
leave Memphis on Friday
2 hours → Tupelo
1 hour → Winfield
1 hour → Birmingham
56 minutes → Clanton
1.5 hours → Evergreen
1 hour → Crestview
43 minutes → Destin (stay Friday night)
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8.5 hours of driving

Destin to New Orleans
leave Destin on Saturday
1 hour → Pensacola Beach
55 minutes → Loxley
1 hour → Pascagoula
1 hour → Park Ten Lanes
1 hour → New Orleans (stay Saturday night)
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5.5 hours of driving

New Orleans to Memphis
leave New Orleans on Sunday
1.5 hours → Hammond
1.5 hours → Brookhaven
1 hour → Canton
58 minutes → Winona
51 minutes → Water Valley
41 minutes → Senatobia
1 hour → Memphis (back home)
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7.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 21.5 hours of driving.


Trip idea #4: Memphis → Little Rock → Kansas City → Memphis


Memphis to Little Rock
leave Memphis on Friday
49 minutes → Forrest City
54 minutes → Hazen
42 minutes → Cabot Aquatic Park
30 minutes → William J Clinton Library
5 minutes → Little Rock (stay Friday night)
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3 hours of driving

Little Rock to Kansas City
leave Little Rock on Saturday
1.5 hours → Russellville
1.5 hours → Fort Smith
55 minutes → Fayetteville
1.5 hours → Joplin
1 hour → Nevada
1 hour → Peculiar
36 minutes → Kansas City (stay Saturday night)
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7.5 hours of driving

Kansas City to Memphis
leave Kansas City on Sunday
1.5 hours → Peculiar
1.5 hours → Wheatland
1.5 hours → Ozark
1 hour → Willow Springs
1.5 hours → Hardy
1 hour → Jonesboro
36 minutes → Memphis (back home)
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9 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 19.5 hours of driving.


Trip idea #5: Memphis → Atlanta → Pensacola → Memphis


Memphis to Atlanta
leave Memphis on Friday
2 hours → Tupelo
1 hour → Winfield
1 hour → Birmingham
60 minutes → Talladega Superspeedway
1.5 hours → Villa Rica
34 minutes → Atlanta (stay Friday night)
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7 hours of driving

Atlanta to Pensacola
leave Atlanta on Saturday
1 hour → Senoia
49 minutes → Pine Mountain
51 minutes → Auburn
56 minutes → Montgomery
1 hour → Evergreen
46 minutes → Atmore
1 hour → Pensacola (stay Saturday night)
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6.5 hours of driving

Pensacola to Memphis
leave Pensacola on Sunday
1.5 hours → Saraland
58 minutes → Waynesboro
46 minutes → Meridian
1 hour → Scooba
1 hour → Columbus
2 hours → Tupelo
1 hour → Memphis (back home)
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8.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 22.5 hours of driving.


Trip idea #6: Memphis → Chattanooga → Biloxi → Memphis


Memphis to Chattanooga
leave Memphis on Friday
1.5 hours → Jackson
1 hour → Hurricane Mills
1 hour → Loveless Cafe
1.5 hours → Manchester
1 hour → Chattanooga (stay Friday night)
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6.5 hours of driving

Chattanooga to Biloxi
leave Chattanooga on Saturday
1 hour → Scottsboro
1.5 hours → Pell City
1 hour → Clanton
41 minutes → Montgomery
1 hour → Evergreen
46 minutes → Atmore
56 minutes → Mobile
1 hour → Biloxi (stay Saturday night)
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8.5 hours of driving

Biloxi to Memphis
leave Biloxi on Sunday
44 minutes → Wiggins
57 minutes → Hattiesburg
1.5 hours → Magee
1 hour → Canton
1.5 hours → Winona
41 minutes → Senatobia
43 minutes → Memphis (back home)
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7 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 22 hours of driving.



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Discover weekend getaways from Memphis and explore places that are easily drivable for a short 3-day trip or a longer weekend if there's a holiday or you can get time off. Once you've picked a destination, you can search for alternate routes that might have more interesting stops along the way. If you're looking for all of the possible destinations, try searching for a radius of 50 miles from Memphis up to 200 miles from Memphis or anything in between. If you don't have enough time for a long weekend, try searching for day trips from Memphis, or you can make Memphis your destination instead. If you have more time, you can plan a drive from Memphis to Arkansas.