13 days in New Orleans & Nashville Itinerary

13 days in New Orleans & Nashville Itinerary

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New Orleans
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Nashville
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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Visiting Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Whitney Plantation and Old River Road Plantation Adventure. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Denham Springs Library (in Denham Springs), Global Wildlife Center (in Folsom) and Covington (Smith H J & Sons General Store and Museum & Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie, sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary builder app.

Phoenix to New Orleans is an approximately 25-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in May: highs in New Orleans hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 70°F. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Old River Road Plantation Adventure ©
Old River Road Plantation Adventure
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Faubourg Marigny ©
Faubourg Marigny

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Nashville

Nashville ©

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Burgess Falls State Park and The District. Do some cultural sightseeing at Arrington Vineyards and Fort Donelson National Battlefield. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park (in Manchester), Cummins Falls State Park (in Cookeville) and Cascade Hollow Distilling Co., Home of George Dickel (in Tullahoma). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Radnor Lake State Park.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Nashville takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in June, Nashville is slightly colder at night with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Burgess Falls State Park ©
Burgess Falls State Park
Arrington Vineyards ©
Arrington Vineyards

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