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
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Alicante

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Visit Lotz House Museum and Grand Ole Opry for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Franklin (Carnton & Gallery 202), Earth Experience - Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History (in Murfreesboro) and Above All Extreme Air Sports (in Brentwood). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, get your game on at Laser Quest, contemplate the long history of Milky Way Farm, and do a tasting at Picker's Creek Winery.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville trip itinerary website .

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. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Central Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Alicante in October since evenings lows in Nashville dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Franklin, Above All Extreme Air Sports, Milky Way Farm, Earth Experience - Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History, Picker's Creek Winery
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sun Studio and Graceland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Memphis National Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to The Lewis Ranch (in Nesbit), Collierville (Collierville TN Historic District & Hewlett & Dunn Jean & Boot Barn) and Ames Plantation (in Grand Junction). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, and sample the fine beverages at Pyramid Vodka.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip builder app .

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October in Memphis, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Collierville, Ames Plantation, The Lewis Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
The Lewis Ranch ©
The Lewis Ranch

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like French Quarter and St. Louis Cathedral. The National WWII Museum and Garden District will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Joseph T. Jones Statue (in Gulfport), Saint Rose de Lima Catholic Church (in Bay Saint Louis) and Old Biloxi Cemetery (in Biloxi). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, see the interesting displays at Cabildo, and contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation.

Before you visit New Orleans, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Memphis to New Orleans takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Memphis in October: highs in New Orleans hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Slidell, Plaquemine Lock, Nottoway Plantation, Joseph T. Jones Statue, Saint Rose de Lima Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

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