15 days in Atlanta, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

15 days in Atlanta, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

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15 days in Atlanta, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Atlanta
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Glasgow

4
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
You've added Margaret Mitchell House, Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Swan Coach House, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Buford Highway Farmers Market.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Atlanta sightseeing tool .

Glasgow, UK to Atlanta is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. When traveling from Glasgow in September, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Atlanta: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Buford Highway Farmers Market
Highlights from your plan
Swan House ©
Swan House
Margaret Mitchell House ©
Margaret Mitchell House

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Graceland, Beale Street and Elmwood Cemetery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like National Civil Rights Museum and Sun Studio.. Shop till you drop at Square Books and A. Schwab. Step out of Memphis with an excursion to Rowan Oak in Oxford--about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Memphis trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Atlanta to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Memphis. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oxford
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Frenchmen Street. Step off the beaten path and head to Jamie Hayes Gallery and Whitney Plantation. When in New Orleans, make a side trip to see Houmas House Plantation and Gardens in Darrow, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, make a trip to French Quarter, and browse the eclectic array of goods at French Market.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read New Orleans online visit planner .

Fly from Memphis to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Memphis in September, with lows around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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