15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Montgomery
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Birmingham
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Wellington

2
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Jamie Hayes Gallery and Hemmerling Gallery of Southern Art. Popular historic sites such as Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Lafayette Cemetery No.1 are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Royal Street, stop by Cigar Factory New Orleans, browse the eclectic array of goods at French Market, and browse for treasures at M.S. Rau Antiques.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip maker site .

Wellington, New Zealand to New Orleans is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Wellington to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Wellington in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in New Orleans

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Jamie Hayes Gallery ©
Jamie Hayes Gallery
Lafayette Cemetery No.1 ©
Lafayette Cemetery No.1

1
day
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. On the 31st (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastbrook Flea Market and Antique Mall, then steep yourself in history at First White House of the Confederacy, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Montgomery trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from New Orleans to Montgomery in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from New Orleans in December, Montgomery is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
First White House of the Confederacy ©
Rosa Parks Museum ©
Rosa Parks Museum

3
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to The Makers Market and Naked Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Birmingham side-trips: R&R Cigars (in Tuscaloosa) and Moundville Archaeological Park (in Moundville). There's much more to do: stop by Bass Pro Shop, get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, browse the different shops at The Outlet Shops of Grand River, and get curious at McWane Science Center.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Birmingham trip site .

You can drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Birmingham sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Tuscaloosa, Leeds, Moundville Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Downtown Franklin and RCA Studio B. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lotz House Museum and The Copper Fox Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Country View Market (in Charlotte), Southern Charm (in Bell Buckle) and Franklin (Gallery 202, Landmark Booksellers, & more). The adventure continues: stop by T.B. Sutton General Store, buy something for everyone on your list at Opry Mills, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's of the Seven Sorrow Catholic Church.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville sightseeing website .

You can drive from Birmingham to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Birmingham in January, expect Nashville to be slightly colder, temps between 10°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Franklin, T.B. Sutton General Store, Country View Market, Southern Charm
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carnton ©
Carnton

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Covington's Historic Square and S.Y. Wilson and Company. Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Memphis: Hewlett & Dunn Jean & Boot Barn (in Collierville) and Southaven Towne Center (in Southaven). The adventure continues: stop by Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid and try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

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Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Shopping Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Southaven Towne Center, Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Covington's Historic Square, S.Y. Wilson and Company, Hewlett & Dunn Jean & Boot Barn
Highlights from your plan
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©

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