15 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

15 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

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Nashville
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Memphis
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New Orleans
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Nashville — 4 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Change things up with a short trip to David Arms in Franklin (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, take in the history at Lotz House Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

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Manchester, UK to Nashville is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in May, with highs in Nashville at 31°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Memphis.
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Memphis — 4 nights

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.
Memphis is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Graceland, stroll around Tom Lee Park, admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

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Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Memphis are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to fly to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 6 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to French Quarter, wander the streets of Frenchmen Street, examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

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Getting from Memphis to New Orleans by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Memphis in May: highs in New Orleans hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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