14 days in Nashville, Waco & New Orleans Itinerary

14 days in Nashville, Waco & New Orleans Itinerary

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14 days in Nashville, Waco & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Anderson
Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
2
Waco
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: Anderson

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.
Popular historic sites such as Lotz House Museum and Downtown Presbyterian Church are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and RCA Studio B. There's lots more to do: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nashville trip builder site .

Anderson to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Anderson to Nashville. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Waco.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

3
nights
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Get some cultural insight at Waco Mammoth National Monument and Waco Winery & Vineyards. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Waco: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (in Glen Rose) and Salado (Salado College Hill Park, Chupacabra Craft Beer & Salado Lone Star Winery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Carleen Bright Arboretum and learn about winemaking at Kissing Tree Vineyards.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Waco trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Waco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April in Waco, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Waco

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Salado, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Carleen Bright Arboretum, Kissing Tree Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Carleen Bright Arboretum ©
Carleen Bright Arboretum

6
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.
Garden District and Royal Street will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The National WWII Museum and St. Louis Cathedral. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Global Wildlife Center (in Folsom), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to French Quarter, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and look for gifts at Faulkner House Books.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Waco to New Orleans in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, tram, and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Waco in May: highs in New Orleans hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Global Wildlife Center, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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