11 days in Nashville, Alabama`s Gulf Coast & Louisiana Itinerary

11 days in Nashville, Alabama`s Gulf Coast & Louisiana Itinerary

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11 days in Nashville, Alabama`s Gulf Coast & Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Muskegon
Drive:  10​h
1
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Orange Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  18​h
End: Muskegon

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gallery 202 and Lotz House Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Radnor Lake State Park and Frist Art Museum. Change things up with a short trip to McLemore House in Franklin (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and stop by Hatch Show Print.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville journey planner .

Muskegon to Nashville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Muskegon to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Muskegon in March, with highs in Nashville at 61°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum

2
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach ©
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): stroll through Gulf State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Foley Railroad Museum, then look for gifts at Chocolate Corner, then witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Morgan State Historic Site, and finally stroll through Alabama Point East.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Orange Beach road trip planner .

You can fly from Nashville to Orange Beach in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Nashville in March, things will get a bit warmer in Orange Beach: highs are around 69°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Foley Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Foley Railroad Museum ©
Foley Railroad Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Kayaking & Canoeing. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Street and St. Louis Cathedral. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street, and admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans journey planner .

You can drive from Orange Beach to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Orange Beach in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

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