15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Vicksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Natchez
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Music City Pub Crawl as well as HonkyTonk Party Express. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like McGavock Confederate Cemetery and Belmont Mansion. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, steep yourself in history at Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's of the Seven Sorrow Catholic Church.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville road trip website .

Brisbane, Australia to Nashville is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Central Standard Time is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in June, things will get a bit warmer in Nashville: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

McGavock Confederate Cemetery
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McGavock Confederate Cemetery ©
McGavock Confederate Cemetery
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, then admire all the interesting features of AutoZone Park, and finally steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis road trip site .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

1
night
Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the galleries of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, then stroll the grounds of Vicksburg National Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Vicksburg National Military Park, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Old Courthouse.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vicksburg sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Memphis to Vicksburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Natchez.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Cemetery ©
Vicksburg National Cemetery

3
nights
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Mary Basilica and Rosalie Mansion. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Natchez City Cemetery and Windsor Ruins. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Natchez: Port Gibson (First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson & Grand Gulf Military Park). Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Melrose. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Longwood and take in the spiritual surroundings of First Presbyterian Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Natchez trip itinerary website .

Getting from Vicksburg to Natchez by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Natchez can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Port Gibson
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Rosalie Mansion ©
Rosalie Mansion
Melrose ©
Melrose
Longwood ©
Longwood

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Evergreen Plantation and Lake Lawn Metairie. Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church, partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans, stop by Boutique du Vampyre, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read New Orleans holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Natchez to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Natchez in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 33°C. You will leave for home on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Evergreen Plantation, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Plantation ©
Evergreen Plantation
Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church

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