15 days in Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

15 days in Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

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Memphis
— 5 nights
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New Orleans
— 9 nights
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Memphis

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Memphis side-trips: Jackson (Samuel T Bryant Distillery & Century Farm Winery), Brownsville (Tina Turner Museum @ Flagg Grove School & West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center) and Tunica (Horseshoe Tunica & River Bend Links). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Graceland, see the interesting displays at Sharpe Planetarium, steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, and meet the residents at Memphis Zoo.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Memphis online attractions planner.

Omaha to Memphis is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Omaha in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Memphis, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 9 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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New Orleans online itinerary planner.

Getting from Memphis to New Orleans by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Memphis in June: highs in New Orleans hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods