5 days in Chicago, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

5 days in Chicago, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

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5 days in Chicago, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Manchester

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Chicago

Chicago
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Manchester to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in August; daily highs in Chicago reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites
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Chicago Riverwalk
Chicago Riverwalk

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music and then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis route site .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in August; daily highs in Memphis reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

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The Peabody Ducks ©
The Peabody Ducks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1 and then steep yourself in history at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read New Orleans online trip maker .

You can fly from Memphis to New Orleans in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Memphis in August: highs in New Orleans hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lafayette Cemetery No.1 ©
Lafayette Cemetery No.1

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