15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  7​h
1
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Vicksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Natchez
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Downtown Nashville. You'll explore and learn at Lotz House Museum and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Montgomery Bell State Park (in Burns) and Timberland Park (in Franklin). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, get some jogging in at Centennial Park, and explore the activities along Radnor Lake State Park.

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San Francisco to Nashville is an approximately 7-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Nashville. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nashville, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Franklin, Montgomery Bell State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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.
Get in touch with nature at Memphis Zoo and Lichterman Nature Center. Get a sense of the local culture at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Beale Street. Change things up with these side-trips from Memphis: Horseshoe Casino (in Tunica) and Parkin Archeological State Park (in Parkin). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, don't miss a visit to Graceland, and look for gifts at Memphis Music.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Memphis trip website .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Memphis sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Memphis

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parkin Archeological State Park, Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo
Graceland ©
Graceland

1
night
Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): browse the exhibits of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, then examine the collection at Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Vicksburg National Military Park, and finally make a trip to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vicksburg trip maker tool .

Drive from Memphis to Vicksburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vicksburg are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg Riverfront Murals ©
Vicksburg Riverfront Murals

2
nights
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. On the 3rd (Sun), admire the striking features of Magnolia Hall, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Longwood, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Clark Creek Natural Area. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natchez National Historical Park.

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

Getting from Vicksburg to Natchez by car takes about 2 hours. In June in Natchez, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Clark Creek Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Clark Creek Natural Area ©
Clark Creek Natural Area
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica
Longwood ©
Longwood

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.
Get in touch with nature at Lake End Park and Audubon Zoo. Get some historical perspective at Royal Street and St. Louis Cathedral. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, browse the eclectic array of goods at Frenchmen Street, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and look for gifts at Faulkner House Books.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner.

Getting from Natchez to New Orleans by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Natchez in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 83°F in New Orleans. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake End Park
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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