10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
4
Naples
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Miami

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The National WWII Museum and French Quarter. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Oak Alley Plantation. Step out of New Orleans to go to Wallace and see Whitney Plantation, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Garden District, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, and stop by Faulkner House Books.

To see more things to do and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

Miami to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to New Orleans. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Miami in May: highs in New Orleans hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vacherie, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Upper Room Chapel & Christian Museum, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, then contemplate the long history of Carter House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery 202, and then take in the history at Carnton.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner .

You can fly from New Orleans to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Nashville, with highs around 80°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

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.
On the 11th (Sat), appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, gain insight at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then examine the collection at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, and finally look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Hampson Museum State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Memphis Zoo, and then take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in Memphis sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Hampson Archeological Museum State Park
Highlights from your plan
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid ©
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid

2
nights
Naples

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Get some cultural insight at Fifth Avenue South and The Naples Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Barefoot Beach Preserve (in Bonita Springs) and Lovers Key State Park (in Fort Myers Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Lowdermilk Beach and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Memphis to Naples takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Memphis in May, with highs in Naples at 88°F and lows at 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Marco Island, Barefoot Beach Preserve, Lovers Key State Park
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Lovers Key State Park ©
Lovers Key State Park

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