16 days in Florida, Louisiana & Tennessee Itinerary

16 days in Florida, Louisiana & Tennessee Itinerary

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16 days in Florida, Louisiana & Tennessee Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  24​h
Key West
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Islamorada
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
New Delhi

3
days
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Explore hidden gems such as Dry Tortugas National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, and brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Key West sightseeing planner.

New Delhi, India to Key West is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Key West, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in April, you will find days in Key West are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dry Tortugas National Park

2
days
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 29th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Marathon vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital
Bahia Honda State Park
Dolphin Research Center

1
day
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Islamorada trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Islamorada sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Islamorada

Tours Outdoors Water Activities
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Swim with Dolphins
Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery

2
days
New Orleans

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, then see the interesting displays at Cabildo, and then make a trip to French Quarter.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Islamorada to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Islamorada, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
Garden District

2
days
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, then explore the galleries of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville itinerary maker.

Getting from New Orleans to Nashville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Nashville: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

2
days
Orlando

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola Orlando Eye and then discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip builder.

Getting from Nashville to Orlando by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Orlando, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, Orlando is a bit warmer than Nashville - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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