12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Little Rock
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 3 nights
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
4
New Orleans
— 3 nights

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Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Old Mill and then steep yourself in history at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Little Rock trip builder site.

Los Angeles to Little Rock is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Little Rock due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Little Rock are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Hot Springs, The Old Mill
Highlights from your plan
The Old Mill ©
The Old Mill
Riley Art Glass Studio ©
Riley Art Glass Studio

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum and Collierville TN Historic District. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music and get to know the resident critters at Memphis Zoo.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis visit site.

Drive from Little Rock to Memphis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Memphis sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Collierville TN Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo

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.
On the 10th (Sun), examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then witness the site of a historic battle at Carter House, then take in the history at Lotz House Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of McLemore House and then get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nashville holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 58°F. On the 12th (Tue), you're off to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House

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.
Visit Oak Alley Plantation and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. Step out of New Orleans to go to Wallace and see Whitney Plantation, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie, explore the world behind art at Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art, and admire the striking features of Destrehan Plantation.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip maker website.

Getting from Nashville to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in May, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 70°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Vacherie, Whitney Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Destrehan Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site ©
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation

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