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: 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
— 4 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, contemplate the long history of Carter House, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally examine the collection at The George Jones.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville holiday planner .

London, UK to Nashville is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Nashville, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in October, expect nights in Nashville to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Franklin
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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 24th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then make a trip to Beale Street. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Mud Island River Park, take an in-depth tour of Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island, then browse the exhibits of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and finally contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Memphis online trip maker .

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Memphis are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

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

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.
Get some cultural insight at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Garden District. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Whitney Plantation. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to Houmas House Plantation and Gardens in Darrow, about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through French Quarter, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and look for gifts at Faulkner House Books.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans sightseeing planner.

Fly from Memphis to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Memphis in October, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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