16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  6​h
1
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Tunica
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Clarksdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
5
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Lafayette
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

2
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.
On the 26th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Memphis Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Graceland, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, then stop by Memphis Music, and finally look for gifts at Center for Southern Folklore.

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Los Angeles to Memphis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Memphis is 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tunica.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

2
nights
Tunica

Tunica ©
Tunica is a town in and the county seat of Tunica County, Mississippi, near the Mississippi River. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): try your luck at Horseshoe Casino and then try your luck at Gold Strike Casino. Keep things going the next day: try to win big at Tunica Roadhouse Casino and then contemplate the long history of The Lewis Ranch.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tunica day trip planning site .

Getting from Memphis to Tunica by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. April in Tunica sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Clarksdale.

Things to do in Tunica

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Lewis Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica
The Lewis Ranch ©
The Lewis Ranch

2
nights
Clarksdale

Clarksdale ©
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county. On the 30th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at The Delta Blues Museum, view the masterpieces at Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, then don't miss a visit to The Crossroad, and finally take an in-depth tour of Emmett Till museum Interpretive Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at George Payne Cossar State Park, then stop by Deak's Mississippi Saxophones & Blues Emporium, then examine the collection at The Rock & Blues Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Stan Streets Hambone Art Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Clarksdale vacation planner .

You can drive from Tunica to Clarksdale in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Clarksdale

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

George Payne Cossar State Park, Emmett Till museum Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
The Delta Blues Museum ©
The Delta Blues Museum
Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art ©
Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art

2
nights
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
Cleveland is a city in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States. On the 2nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Martin & Sue King Railroad Museum, see the interesting displays at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, and then experience rural life at Dockery Farms.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cleveland trip planner .

You can drive from Clarksdale to Cleveland in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Cleveland are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums
Highlights from your plan
GRAMMY Museum Mississippi ©
GRAMMY Museum Mississippi
Martin & Sue King Railroad Museum ©
Martin & Sue King Railroad Museum
Dockery Farms ©
Dockery Farms

2
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.
Visit Lotz House Museum and Belle Meade Plantation for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Downtown Nashville. Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, meet the residents at Nashville Zoo, and examine the collection at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary maker app .

Explore your travel options from Cleveland to Nashville with the Route module. In May in Nashville, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jackson Square and Garden District. Kids will enjoy Audubon Zoo and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, see the interesting displays at Treme's Petit Jazz Museum, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and wander the streets of Royal Street.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our New Orleans day trip app .

Fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nashville in May, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lafayette.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Acadian Village, get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, and then stroll the grounds of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lafayette trip builder .

You can drive from New Orleans to Lafayette in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in May: highs in Lafayette hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Acadian Village ©
Acadian Village
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©

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