12 days in Orlando, New Orleans & Memphis Itinerary

12 days in Orlando, New Orleans & Memphis Itinerary

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12 days in Orlando, New Orleans & Memphis Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: London

4
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum and Harry and Hariette Moore Memorial Park. Next up on the itinerary: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, get your game on at Nomadic, get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, and admire the natural beauty at Harry P. Leu Gardens.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planner.

London, UK to Orlando is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Orlando, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in June: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Harry and Hariette Moore Memorial Park, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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.
You'll explore and learn at The National WWII Museum and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. French Quarter and New Orleans Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in New Orleans, make a side trip to see Whitney Plantation in Wallace, approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, see the interesting displays at Cabildo, walk around New Orleans City Park, and stop by Faulkner House Books.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Orlando in June, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 33°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

3
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 (Mon), make a trip to Graceland, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally stop by Memphis Music.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis online travel route planner .

You can drive from New Orleans to Memphis in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in June: highs in Memphis hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Southern Tenant Farmers Museum
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art ©
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art

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