13 days in New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

13 days in New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

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13 days in New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Nashville
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London

4
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, make a trip to Jackson Square, and wander the streets of Royal Street.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read New Orleans travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. When traveling from London in May, plan for a bit warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 26°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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.
Memphis is known for historic sites, museums, zoos & aquariums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Graceland, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio., get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and look for gifts at Havana Mix Cigar Emporium.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from New Orleans to Memphis in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Memphis: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

4
nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Go for a jaunt from Nashville to Franklin to see Lotz House Museum about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in May, Nashville is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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