12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Little Rock
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Old Mill and then explore the galleries of Little Rock Central High School.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Little Rock trip site .

Los Angeles to Little Rock is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Little Rock can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can 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.
Get some cultural insight at Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Memphis Zoo and Collierville TN Historic District.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Memphis online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Little Rock to Memphis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Collierville TN Historic District
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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): examine the collection at RCA Studio B, take in the history at Carter House, then steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at McLemore House and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. You will leave for New Orleans on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Carter House ©
Carter House
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Oak Alley Plantation and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. Change things up with a short trip to Whitney Plantation in Wallace (about 54 minutes away). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, explore the galleries of Gallier House, contemplate the long history of Destrehan Plantation, and explore the world behind art at Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Nashville to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nashville in May: highs in New Orleans hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 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, Destrehan Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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