16 days in New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

16 days in New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

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New Orleans
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Nashville
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New Orleans

— 4 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kids will enjoy The National WWII Museum and Jackson Square. Next up on the itinerary: go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, stroll around New Orleans City Park, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans online holiday planner.

London, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. When traveling from London in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Memphis

— 4 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
Kids will enjoy Graceland and Room Escape Games. Go for a jaunt from Memphis to Tunica to see Horseshoe Tunica about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter Catholic Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Memphis online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Memphis takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Memphis: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

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Nashville

— 6 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Attractions like Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Grand Ole Opry make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Nashville to Cookeville to see Cummins Falls State Park about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), take in the history at Lotz House Museum, admire the landmark architecture of The Parthenon, and take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Nashville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

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