11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Columbus
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Columbus
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h
5
Gatlinburg
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
6
Columbus
— Few hours
End: Columbus

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night
Columbus

Columbus
More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Columbus trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Columbus. In June, daily temperatures in Columbus can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

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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 7th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum and then take in the history at Stones River National Battlefield.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nashville online day trip planner .

You can fly from Columbus to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Columbus to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Nashville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Stones River National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery ©
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery
Stones River National Battlefield ©

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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 9th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Memphis visit site .

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trips

Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica
Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Lawn Metairie and Immaculate Conception Church. Garden District and Royal Street will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to French Quarter, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans travel route planner .

Drive from Memphis to New Orleans in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. While traveling from Memphis, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, do a tasting at Sugarland Cellars, then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg travel route builder tool .

Do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from New Orleans to Gatlinburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Gatlinburg when traveling from New Orleans in June, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Wineries Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Noah Bud Ogle Cabin
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Sugarland Cellars ©
Sugarland Cellars
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

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hours
Columbus

Columbus ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Easton Town Center, and then don't miss a visit to Short North Arts District.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Columbus trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Columbus in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Short North Arts District ©
Short North Arts District
Easton Town Center ©
Easton Town Center
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum ©
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum

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