12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  5​h
1
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Vicksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Natchez
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Natchez
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Peabody Ducks, National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, Graceland, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Graceland and then don't miss a visit to Beale Street. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see a show at Danny Thomas/ALSAC Pavillion, examine the collection at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, and finally explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Memphis tour planning site .

Philadelphia to Memphis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in April, things will get a bit warmer in Memphis: highs are around 73°F and lows about 53°F. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes NashTrash Tours as well as Ryman Auditorium. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): go sightseeing with NashTrash Tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nashville driving holiday site .

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Nashville, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ryman Auditorium ©
Ryman Auditorium
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

1
night
Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Vicksburg trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of flight and car from Nashville to Vicksburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. May in Vicksburg sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Natchez.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vicksburg National Military Park ©

1
night
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is a village in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Hodges Gardens State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Cane River Creole National Historical Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Natchez trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Vicksburg to Natchez in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hodges Gardens State Park
Highlights from your plan
Hodges Gardens State Park ©
Hodges Gardens State Park

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, get to know the fascinating history of Bourbon Street, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Garden District. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, then wander the streets of Royal Street, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planning tool .

You can drive from Natchez to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Natchez in May, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 70°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
nights
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Longwood as well as Stanton Hall. On the 8th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall, take an in-depth tour of Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture, don't miss a visit to Longwood, get engrossed in the history at Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emerald Mound, and finally appreciate the history behind Forks of the Roads Monument. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Melrose.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Natchez trip tool .

You can drive from New Orleans to Natchez in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Natchez, with highs around 81°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Frogmore Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Stanton Hall ©
Stanton Hall
Longwood ©
Longwood
Frogmore Plantation ©
Frogmore Plantation

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