12 days in New Orleans, Nashville & Atlanta Itinerary

12 days in New Orleans, Nashville & Atlanta Itinerary

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12 days in New Orleans, Nashville & Atlanta Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Atlanta
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: London

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get some cultural insight at The National WWII Museum and Royal Street. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to Whitney Plantation in Wallace, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, view the masterpieces at Jamie Hayes Gallery, make a trip to Jackson Square, and take a stroll through Frenchmen Street.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary builder .

London, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. When traveling from London in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 33°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Garden District ©
Garden District

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, then see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Arrington Vineyards. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum, then stop by Hatch Show Print, then contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Radnor Lake State Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville day trip tool .

You can fly from New Orleans to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in September, expect much colder with lows of 19°C in Nashville. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Arrington Vineyards
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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum

4
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Explore hidden gems such as Center for Civil and Human Rights and Ocmulgee National Monument. Take a break from the city and head to Vogel State Park and Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Atlanta: Cottage Vineyard and Winery (in Cleveland), Hansel and Gretel Candy Kitchen (in Helen) and Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Booth Western Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park, engage your brain at Tellus Science Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Silver Comet Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Atlanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Macon, Cartersville, Stone Mountain Park, Hansel and Gretel Candy Kitchen, Vogel State Park
Highlights from your plan
Booth Western Art Museum ©
Booth Western Art Museum
Hay House ©
Hay House

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