11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Little Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Nashville
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
4
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: San Antonio

1
night
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Old State House Museum, then admire the striking features of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, then steep yourself in history at The Old Mill, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Rock Central High School.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Little Rock online trip maker .

San Antonio to Little Rock is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in January, things will get little chillier in Little Rock: highs are around 51°F and lows about 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Old Mill
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The Old Mill ©
The Old Mill
William J. Clinton Presidential Library ©

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.
On the 22nd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Little Rock to Memphis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in January, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Beale Street ©
Beale Street

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 inner history buff will appreciate Lotz House Museum and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Get a sense of the local culture at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Belle Meade Plantation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: Bowen Plantation House (in Goodlettsville) and St. Paul's Episcopal Church (in Franklin). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, admire the landmark architecture of Downtown Presbyterian Church, and see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Nashville vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in January, and nighttime lows around 29°F. On the 27th (Sun), you'll travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Franklin, Bowen Plantation House
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, stop by Faulkner House Books, then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, make a trip to Jackson Square, then view the masterpieces at Rodrigue Studio, and finally wander the streets of Royal Street.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans attractions app .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nashville in January, plan for a bit warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 59°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 51°F. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

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