13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Edgard
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Saint Louis
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Tupelo
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Pontchartrain as well as Bourbon Street. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Bourbon Street and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pontchartrain. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the New Orleans tour builder .

Los Angeles to New Orleans is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to New Orleans is 2 hours. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Edgard.

Things to do in New Orleans

Nature Parks Wildlife
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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
day
Edgard

Edgard ©
Edgard is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the parish seat of St. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the striking features of Destrehan Plantation, then steep yourself in history at Evergreen Plantation, and then steep yourself in history at St. Joseph Plantation.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Edgard trip planner .

You can drive from New Orleans to Edgard in an hour. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Edgard, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Edgard

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Destrehan Plantation, St. Joseph Plantation
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St. Joseph Plantation ©
St. Joseph Plantation
Evergreen Plantation ©
Evergreen Plantation
Destrehan Plantation ©
Destrehan Plantation

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Graceland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Graceland, browse the exhibits of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, and then admire the majestic nature at Parkin Archeological State Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Memphis route builder .

You can drive from Edgard to Memphis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Edgard in October; daily highs in Memphis reach 77°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parkin Archeological State Park, Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music

4
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Cave Vineyard. Visit Deutschheim State Historic Site and Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site for their historical value. Explore Saint Louis' surroundings by going to Johnson's Shut-ins State Park (in Middle Brook), Hermann (Adam Puchta Winery & Hermannhof Vineyards) and Elephant Rocks State Park (in Belleview). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Pickle Springs Natural Area, immerse yourself in nature at Hawn State Park, browse the fresh offerings at Kirkwood Farmers’ Market, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pinckney Bend Distillery.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Memphis to Saint Louis in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in October, things will get slightly colder in Saint Louis: highs are around 72°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hermann, Sainte Genevieve, Sachs Butterfly House, Pinckney Bend Distillery, Elephant Rocks State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Adam Puchta Winery ©
Adam Puchta Winery

2
nights
Tupelo

Tupelo ©
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. You've now added Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): look for gifts at Tupelo Hardware Company, get engrossed in the history at Tupelo Veteran's Museum, get engrossed in the history at Oren Dunn City Museum, then trek along Tanglefoot Trail, and finally trek along Tanglefoot Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Natchez Trace Pkwy.

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Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Tupelo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Saint Louis in October, you will find days in Tupelo are somewhat warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tupelo

Outdoors Scenic Drive Trails

Side Trips

Tanglefoot Trail, Tanglefoot Trail
Highlights from your plan
Natchez Trace Pkwy ©
Natchez Trace Pkwy
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum ©
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum
Tupelo Automobile Museum ©
Tupelo Automobile Museum

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