15 days in Boston, Louisiana & Nashville Itinerary

15 days in Boston, Louisiana & Nashville Itinerary

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15 days in Boston, Louisiana & Nashville Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  11​h 15​min
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Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Saint Francisville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
New Iberia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Vacherie
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  13​h 15​min
End: Bristol

3
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Get some cultural insight at The Elms and Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse. Take a break from the city and head to Ogunquit Beach and Race Point Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum (in Bristol), Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum (in Provincetown) and Marble House (in Newport). There's more to do: take a stroll through Newbury Street.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Boston online vacation planner .

Bristol, UK to Boston is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Boston are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Provincetown, Newport, Nubble Lighthouse, Ogunquit Beach, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
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The Elms ©
The Elms
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse

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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 St. Louis Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at French Quarter and Royal Street. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Slidell to see Nature & Wildlife Tours about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to New Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Boston in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Saint Francisville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Garden District ©
Garden District

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Saint Francisville

Saint Francisville ©
St. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, don't miss a visit to The Myrtles Plantation, pause for some serene contemplation at Grace Church of West Feliciana Parish, then get a new perspective on nature at West Feliciana Historical Society Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Francisville road trip app .

You can drive from New Orleans to Saint Francisville in 2 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you will find days in Saint Francisville are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are little chillier (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to New Iberia.

Things to do in Saint Francisville

Historic Sites Museums
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1
night
New Iberia

New Iberia ©
New Iberia is a small city in and the parish seat of Iberia Parish, Louisiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Shadows on the Teche, admire the natural beauty at Rip Van Winkle Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Jungle Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New Iberia trip planning website .

Drive from Saint Francisville to New Iberia in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vacherie.

Things to do in New Iberia

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Jungle Gardens
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Rip Van Winkle Gardens ©
Rip Van Winkle Gardens
Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Shadows on the Teche ©
Shadows on the Teche

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Vacherie

Vacherie ©
Vacherie is a small unincorporated community in St. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Oak Alley Plantation, take in nature's colorful creations at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Evergreen Plantation, then examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, and then steep yourself in history at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vacherie trip maker app .

You can drive from New Iberia to Vacherie in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Vacherie can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Vacherie

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Whitney Plantation, Nottoway Plantation, Evergreen Plantation
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Houmas House Plantation and Gardens ©
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Evergreen Plantation ©
Evergreen Plantation

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Carnton and Lotz House Museum. You'll explore and learn at Carter House and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin, examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Radnor Lake State Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Vacherie to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Vacherie in May since evenings lows in Nashville dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Carter House ©
Carter House
Carnton ©
Carnton
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

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