17 days in Memphis, Nashville & New Orleans Itinerary

17 days in Memphis, Nashville & New Orleans Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Shijiazhuang
Fly:  33 h
1
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Nashville
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
3
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly:  33 h
End: Shijiazhuang

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Graceland and National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sun Studio and Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art. Get out of town with these interesting Memphis side-trips: Horseshoe Tunica (in Tunica) and Cherokee Valley Golf Club (in Olive Branch). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo.

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Shijiazhuang, China to Memphis is an approximately 32- hour flight. You'll gain 14 hours traveling from Shijiazhuang to Memphis due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Shijiazhuang in December; daily highs in Memphis reach 15°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Horseshoe Tunica, Cherokee Valley Golf Club, Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Highlights from your plan
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Downtown Nashville and Lotz House Museum. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, take a stroll through Downtown Franklin, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Downtown Presbyterian Church.

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You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December in Nashville, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Franklin, Rare Bird Antique Mall
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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.
The National WWII Museum and Frenchmen Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and Cabildo. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, make a trip to Jackson Square, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Nashville to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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