• Sun Studios

Memphis Holidays

The home of soul music and birthplace of the blues, Memphis is a layer cake of music, history and heritage.

Walk the same streets as Johnny Cash and see B.B. King’s name in neon lights along Beale Street: if you’re a music lover, you’ll be in heaven here. For true Elvis fans, Graceland promises an unforgettable trip to see the King’s record collection and assortment of cars, while Sun Studio will allow you to sit right where his first song was recorded. You can also visit the National Civil Rights Museum, before tucking into some delicious Memphis-style cuisine.

Twin your stay with a trip to New Orleans, or head to Las Vegas to tour The Strip, enjoy the casinos and marvel at the eye-popping hotels and restaurants.  

Time Zone

GMT-6 hours

Flight Time

Approx 12 hours; flights are indirect via Atlanta or Chicago from London Heathrow or Manchester

Currency

USD - US Dollar

Visa Information

British Passport holders require an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) to visit Memphis. You can obtain an ESTA from www.cbp.gov/esta

Language

English

Health Information

No vaccinations are required for travel to Memphis. All travellers should be up to date with routine immunisations. It’s important to contact your GP to check for the latest recommendations.

Prepare to be blown away by the musical maestro that is Memphis. This US city in Tennessee is the homeland to some of history’s biggest musical icons. Swing by Elvis Presley’s very own Graceland, then visit Sun Studio where he – and the likes of Johnny Cash and B.B. King – laid down their tracks. Then, follow the strains of the blues along Beale Street and get a history lesson like no other at the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

  • Graceland

    Graceland

    You can’t visit the home of The King without stopping by his actual home. Step inside the Graceland mansion for a glimpse of everything Elvis, from his former front room, to his massive trophy collection. You’ll soon see why this has become a pilgrimage for music lovers.

  • Beale Street

    Beale Street

    You won’t know what’s hit you when you step foot on Beale Street. Follow this neon-lit strip, which stretches for around two miles, and the strains of a new song will fill your ears with every stride. Watch out for the gravity-defying Beale Street Flippers, who’ve been wowing the crowds for 30 years.

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Average weather in January

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Avg. rainfall
Memphis
6ºC
101mm

Average weather in February

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Memphis
8ºC
112mm

Average weather in March

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Memphis
13ºC
131mm

Average weather in April

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Memphis
17ºC
140mm

Average weather in May

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Memphis
22ºC
133mm

Average weather in June

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Memphis
27ºC
92mm

Average weather in July

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Memphis
29ºC
117mm

Average weather in August

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Memphis
28ºC
73mm

Average weather in September

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Memphis
24ºC
78mm

Average weather in October

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Memphis
18ºC
101mm

Average weather in November

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Memphis
12ºC
139mm

Average weather in December

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Avg. rainfall
Memphis
7ºC
146mm
  • Charlotte, Destination Specialist

    Charlotte

    Destination Specialist

    “Upgrade to the VIP Tour at Graceland, it’s worth every penny. You get front of the line access to the Graceland Mansion exclusive VIP’s only exhibit area, and a cool keepsake backstage pass, along with all the standard tour inclusions.”

  • Tejal, Destination Specialist

    Tina

    Destination Specialist

    “You have to try the local BBQ when you’re in Memphis. Take a walk down Beale Street and you will find a ton of great places to choose from, but my favourite is The Pig on Beale.”

Types of Memphis holidays

Peabody Hotel Duck March

Memphis Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Graceland is just off the Interstate 55 on Elvis Presley Boulevard – follow the signs when you leave the I-55. The postal code is TN 38116, and there’s a designated parking area and ticket office.

Beale Street is the beating heat of Memphis, and it really comes alive at night with live music spilling out of every neon-lit doorway. Crowds line the street to watch the Beale Street Flippers – the street’s famous urban acrobats – and the atmosphere is hard to beat.

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