15 days in Austin, New Orleans & Memphis Itinerary

15 days in Austin, New Orleans & Memphis Itinerary

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15 days in Austin, New Orleans & Memphis Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Austin
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Memphis
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Mary's Catholic Church and St. William Catholic Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kerrville River Trail and Texas State Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to LBJ Texas White House (in Johnson City) and The Museum of Western Art (in Kerrville). Next up on the itinerary: trot along with a tour on horseback, learn about all things military at Texas Military Forces Museum, admire the masterpieces at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Austin travel planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Austin is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Austin due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in April: highs in Austin hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kerrville, LBJ Texas White House, St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. William Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Barton Creek Greenbelt ©
Barton Creek Greenbelt
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
The Museum of Western Art ©
The Museum of Western Art

5
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.
Visiting Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Whitney Plantation and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie) and Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie, admire the landmark architecture of Destrehan Plantation, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Austin to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in April, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (25°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Joseph Plantation, Destrehan Plantation, Evergreen Plantation, Whitney Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church
Lake Lawn Metairie ©
Lake Lawn Metairie

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum and Elmwood Cemetery. Explore Memphis' surroundings by going to Tupelo (Natchez Trace Pkwy & Tupelo Automobile Museum) and Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center (in Corinth). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, have fun and explore at The Children's Museum of Memphis, and stop by Memphis Music.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Memphis in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New Orleans in April since evenings lows in Memphis dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Tupelo, Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum ©
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

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