11 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

11 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

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11 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Toronto

4
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Ryman Auditorium, Music City Pub Crawl and Honky Tonk Central. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nashville tour itinerary builder tool .

Toronto, Canada to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Toronto in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nashville: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. On the 20th (Sun), you're off toMemphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Ryman Auditorium ©
Ryman Auditorium

3
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.
You've added The Delta Blues Museum, Johnny Cash House, B.B. King's Blues Club, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 21st (Mon), contemplate the long history of Johnny Cash House, get engrossed in the history at The Delta Blues Museum, catch a live performance at Blues Hall Juke Joint, make a trip to Graceland, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and finally steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): browse the exhibits of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then try your luck at Horseshoe Tunica, and then see a show at B.B. King's Blues Club.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Memphis day trip planning tool .

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Nashville in September, Memphis is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Johnny Cash House, Horseshoe Tunica, The Delta Blues Museum
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Bourbon Street, Frenchmen Street, Nature & Wildlife Tours, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): shop like a local with Royal Street, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bourbon Street, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral. On your second day here, walk around New Orleans City Park, then don't miss a visit to French Quarter, and then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

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

Getting from Memphis to New Orleans by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 33°C in New Orleans. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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