11 days in New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

11 days in New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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New Orleans

— 4 nights

The Big Easy

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. Lafayette Cemetery No.1 and Hermann-Grima House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: stop by Faulkner House Books.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New Orleans travel route builder site.

Los Angeles to New Orleans is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 61°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Memphis

— 3 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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): stop by Memphis Music, don't miss a visit to Beale Street, contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, then try your luck at Southland Casino Racing, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and finally sample the fine beverages at Pyramid Vodka.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis online day trip planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Memphis in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Memphis, 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

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

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 Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and RCA Studio B will appeal to museum buffs. There's more to do: see a show at Grand Ole Opry and get a sense of history and politics at Tennessee State Capitol.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip planning app.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Nashville are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. 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