11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Dublin

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.
Stones River National Cemetery and Winstead Hill Park will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rippavilla Plantation and Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Gallery 202 (in Franklin) and Cannonsburgh Village (in Murfreesboro). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Upper Room, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sri Ganesha Temple, cruise along Natchez Trace Parkway, and stop by Third Man Records.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville trip builder site .

Dublin, Ireland to Nashville is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in October: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Murfreesboro, Franklin, Rippavilla Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Stones River National Cemetery ©
Stones River National Cemetery
Rippavilla Plantation ©
Rippavilla Plantation
Winstead Hill Park ©
Winstead Hill Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the galleries of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and finally stop by A. Schwab.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Memphis trip maker tool .

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Birmingham trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Memphis to Birmingham by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Nightlife

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Immaculate Conception Church and Destrehan Plantation. Step off the beaten path and head to Jamie Hayes Gallery and Whitney Plantation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard), St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie) and Beauvoir (in Biloxi). There's much more to do: partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie, and look for gifts at Hex: Old World Witchery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New Orleans online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or fly. Traveling from Birmingham in October, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (22°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, St. Joseph Plantation, Destrehan Plantation, Saint Rose de Lima Catholic Church, Evergreen Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church
Evergreen Plantation ©
Evergreen Plantation
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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