15 days in New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

15 days in New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

Make it your trip
Train to London Heathrow, Fly to New Orleans
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 5 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bristol

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New Orleans

— 5 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: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, stop by Garden District, examine the collection at Cabildo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

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Bristol, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In May, daily temperatures in New Orleans can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Memphis

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Horseshoe Tunica (in Tunica) and Collierville TN Historic District (in Collierville). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Graceland, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

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Getting from New Orleans to Memphis by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in May: highs in Memphis hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Nashville

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to 1921 Standard Oil Station (in Bowling Green) and Mammoth Cave National Park (Cedar Sink Trail & Mammoth Cave). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

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Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Nashville are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips