15 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

15 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

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15 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Alicante
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Nashville
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Alicante

5
nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
When in Nashville, make a side trip to see Casey Jones Distillery in Hopkinsville, approximately 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, browse the exhibits of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

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Alicante, Spain to Nashville is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Alicante to Nashville. In May, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Casey Jones Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

3
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 out of Memphis to go to Tunica and see Horseshoe Tunica, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Graceland, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Memphis trip planning website .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in Memphis sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo, stroll around New Orleans City Park, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans online travel route planner .

Getting from Memphis to New Orleans by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. While traveling from Memphis, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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