15 days in Memphis, Nashville & New Orleans Itinerary

15 days in Memphis, Nashville & New Orleans Itinerary

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Train to Euston station, Train to London Gatwick, Fly to Memphis
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 6 nights
Fly
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Birmingham

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Memphis

— 2 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, see the interesting displays at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter Catholic Church, and don't miss a visit to Graceland.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Memphis day trip site.

Birmingham, UK to Memphis is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In October, Memphis is a bit warmer than Birmingham - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Nashville

— 6 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 Lost River Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to H Clark Distillery (in Thompson s Station), Franklin (Carnton & Carter House) and National Corvette Museum (in Bowling Green). And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, snap pictures at Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

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You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, don't miss a visit to Arcadian Books, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Nashville to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nashville in October, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips