20 days in Tennessee, Mississippi & Louisiana Itinerary

20 days in Tennessee, Mississippi & Louisiana Itinerary

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20 days in Tennessee, Mississippi & Louisiana Itinerary

Manchester
Fly + taxi:  14​h 30​min
Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
Natchez
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
New Orleans
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Vacherie
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  4​h
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
Manchester

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days
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Walker Sisters' Cabin and Little Greenbrier School. Let the collections at Titanic Museum Attraction and Smoky Mountain Knife Works capture your imagination. Step out of Pigeon Forge to go to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and see Mount LeConte, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Old Mill, stroll through Cades Cove, admire the striking features of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pigeon Forge itinerary maker website .

Manchester, UK to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Pigeon Forge. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in April; daily highs in Pigeon Forge reach 25°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Natchez.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Smoky Mountain Knife Works
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Walker Sisters' Cabin ©
Walker Sisters' Cabin
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin

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day
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the galleries of Rosalie Mansion and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Natchez holiday builder site .

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Natchez by combination of taxi, flight, and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Pigeon Forge to Natchez is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in April, Natchez is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica
Longwood ©
Longwood
Jefferson College ©
Jefferson College

6
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.
You'll explore and learn at The National WWII Museum and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Street and French Quarter. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, stroll through New Orleans City Park, stop by Faulkner House Books, and examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Natchez to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Natchez in April, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 25°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Vacherie.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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hours
Vacherie

Vacherie ©
Vacherie is a small unincorporated community in St. To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vacherie trip maker site .

You can drive from New Orleans to Vacherie in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of tram and taxi. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Vacherie, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 20°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Vacherie

#Historic Sites
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Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc. or Center for Southern Folklore. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Go for a jaunt from Memphis to Tunica to see Horseshoe Casino about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and don't miss a visit to Graceland.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Memphis trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Vacherie to Memphis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. May in Memphis sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Beale Street ©
Beale Street

3
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.
Lotz House Museum and Belle Meade Plantation will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, stop by Hatch Show Print, explore the galleries of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and examine the collection at RCA Studio B.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville road trip planner .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Nashville are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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