15 days in New Orleans, Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

15 days in New Orleans, Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

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15 days in New Orleans, Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  22​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Nashville
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

4
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, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, stroll around New Orleans City Park, partake in some friendly competition at Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game, and take a stroll through Frenchmen Street.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans tour planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney to New Orleans, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect nights in New Orleans to be little chillier, around 15°C, while days are cooler, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: Casey Jones Distillery (in Hopkinsville) and Mammoth Cave (in Mammoth Cave National Park). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, explore the galleries of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nashville tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in February, expect colder with lows of 1°C in Nashville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave, Casey Jones Distillery, Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Graceland, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, and have some family-friendly fun at Sun Studio.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis online travel route planner .

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. February in Memphis sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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