11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

New Orleans
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Houston

3
days
New Orleans

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, make a trip to Jackson Square, stroll through New Orleans City Park, and wander the streets of Royal Street.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planning website

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Gulfport Biloxi International Airport and Baton Rouge Metropolitan, Ryan Field. In January, daytime highs in New Orleans are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
days
Nashville

Nashville
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center and then steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. On your second day here, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville tour planner

You can fly from New Orleans to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in January, you will find days in Nashville are slightly colder (11°C), and nights are cooler (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Downtown Nashville
Downtown Nashville

2
days
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Graceland and then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, don't miss a visit to Beale Street, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Sun Studio..

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Memphis tour planner

You can fly from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Memphis sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Memphis

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Horseshoe Casino, Southland Park Gaming and Racing
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Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio. ©
Sun Studio.

2
days
Austin

Austin
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and then admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill Bar.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Austin driving holiday planner

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Austin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Memphis in January, expect Austin to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 5°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Natural Bridge Caverns
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Natural Bridge Caverns
Natural Bridge Caverns
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Bullock Texas State History Museum

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