16 days in New Orleans, Memphis & Chicago Itinerary

16 days in New Orleans, Memphis & Chicago Itinerary

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16 days in New Orleans, Memphis & Chicago Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: London

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, and stroll through New Orleans City Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans sightseeing planner.

London, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to New Orleans is minus 6 hours. Traveling from London in April, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are much hotter (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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.
Take a break from Memphis with a short trip to Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Graceland, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Memphis online trip planner .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Memphis takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Memphis, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Memphis to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Memphis in April: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
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Fox in a Box Chicago ©
Fox in a Box Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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