14 days in New Orleans, Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

14 days in New Orleans, Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

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Train to Marylebone station, Fly to New Orleans
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nashville
— 5 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Fly to London Gatwick, Train to London Victoria, Train to Birmingham

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New Orleans

— 4 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, make a trip to French Quarter, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and put a fun spin on your tour with Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read New Orleans online itinerary planner.

Birmingham, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to New Orleans is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Birmingham in October, expect New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nashville

— 5 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like RCA Studio B and Beer Tastings & Tours. Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to Bowling Green (National Corvette Museum & Lost River Cave), Carnton (in Franklin) and H Clark Distillery (in Thompson s Station). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Mansion, browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum, snap pictures at Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown).

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Getting from New Orleans to Nashville by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in October, expect nights in Nashville to be slightly colder, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Memphis

— 3 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, get to know the resident critters at Memphis Zoo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter Catholic Church.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Memphis planning website.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks