13 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

13 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

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13 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Nashville
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: London

5
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 Really Entertaining Tours, Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar and Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to National Corvette Museum and RCA Studio B. Get a sense of the local culture at Carnton and Sumner Crest WInery. When in Nashville, make a side trip to see Carter House in Franklin, approximately 30 minutes away. There's more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Prichard's Distillery at Fontanel.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nashville trip maker tool .

London, UK to Nashville is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in May; daily highs in Nashville reach 31°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Franklin, National Corvette Museum, Sumner Crest WInery
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National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Carnton ©
Carnton
Carter House ©
Carter House

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.
Graceland has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Graceland and then get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. On the next day, do a tasting at Old Millington Vineyard and Winery and then examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

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You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In May in Memphis, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Old Millington Vineyard and Winery
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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Graceland ©
Graceland

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.
Appreciate the collections at Whitney Plantation and Historic New Orleans Collection. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Wedell-Williams Memorial Aviation & Cypress Sawmill Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie) and Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum (in Patterson). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, get a taste of the local shopping with Jamie Hayes Gallery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo, and take in the exciting artwork at Tami Curtis Gallery.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Memphis to New Orleans in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. When traveling from Memphis in May, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Vacherie, Whitney Plantation, Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum
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Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Jamie Hayes Gallery ©
Jamie Hayes Gallery

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