10 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

10 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

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10 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: London

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Escape the urban bustle at Centennial Park and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Let the collections at Carnton and Lotz House Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Franklin (Carter House & Downtown Franklin). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, savor the flavors at Colts Chocolates, and contemplate the long history of Historic Mansker's Station Frontier Life Center.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planning website .

London, UK to Nashville is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nashville, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Franklin, Historic Mansker's Station
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House
Carnton ©
Carnton

2
nights
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 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, see the interesting displays at Railroad & Trolley Museum, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read our Memphis trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Memphis are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The National WWII Museum and Whitney Plantation. Get some cultural insight at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and St. Louis Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Slidell to see Nature & Wildlife Tours about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner .

Fly from Memphis to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in October, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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