9 days in Tennessee & New Orleans Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee & New Orleans Itinerary

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9 days in Tennessee & New Orleans Itinerary

Nashville
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
New Orleans
— 3 nights
New Orleans

3
days
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Change things up with a short trip to Lotz House Museum in Franklin (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville travel route site .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Nashville International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites

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Lotz House Museum
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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 18th (Wed): appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio., and then don't miss a visit to Graceland. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, stroll through Memphis Zoo, and then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino.

To find out how to plan a trip to Memphis, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Memphis sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

2
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.
On the 21st (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and then wander the streets of Garden District. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally take a stroll through French Quarter.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Memphis to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in July, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are a bit warmer (31°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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