16 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

16 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

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16 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Kelowna
Taxi + Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Kelowna

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.
Step out of Nashville with an excursion to Casey Jones Distillery in Hopkinsville--about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, explore the galleries of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, and steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum.

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Kelowna, Canada to Nashville is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Kelowna to Nashville, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Nashville are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Casey Jones Distillery, Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

4
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.
When in Memphis, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica, approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Graceland, take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

6
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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and stroll around New Orleans City Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Memphis to New Orleans in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. When traveling from Memphis in June, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 33°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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