11 days in New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

11 days in New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

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11 days in New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  4​h
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Maison Bourbon Jazz Club, Decatur Street, New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum, and other attractions. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lafayette Cemetery No.1 and Hermann-Grima House. The adventure continues: stop by Faulkner House Books.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read New Orleans trip maker app .

Los Angeles to New Orleans is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New Orleans. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 61°F. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Nightlife Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
Frenchmen Street ©
Frenchmen Street

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 now added B.B. King's Blues Club to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): look for gifts at Memphis Music, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, then try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and finally sample the fine beverages at Pyramid Vodka.

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You can drive from New Orleans to Memphis in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in March, Memphis is little chillier at night with lows of 43°F. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Let the collections at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and RCA Studio B capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Grand Ole Opry and ponder the world of politics at Tennessee State Capitol.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville planner .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. March in Nashville sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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