13 days in Philadelphia, Tennessee & New Orleans Itinerary

13 days in Philadelphia, Tennessee & New Orleans Itinerary

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13 days in Philadelphia, Tennessee & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Belfast
Bus + Fly:  11​h
1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  14​h
End: Belfast

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary and then pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Independence Hall, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia driving holiday planner .

Belfast, UK to Philadelphia is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Belfast to Philadelphia is minus 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Belfast in May: high temperatures in Philadelphia hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gatlinburg: Cades Cove (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, stroll through Chimneys Picnic Area, steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin, and take in the dramatic scenery at Spruce Flats Falls.

For ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg journey site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Philadelphia to Gatlinburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

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.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum, then contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and finally see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nashville day trip planning app .

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In May in Nashville, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate French Quarter and Jackson Square. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The National WWII Museum and Royal Street. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, stroll through Audubon Zoo, and get in on the family fun at Carousel Gardens.

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You can fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in May, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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