18 days in Memphis, New Orleans & Nashville Itinerary

18 days in Memphis, New Orleans & Nashville Itinerary

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18 days in Memphis, New Orleans & Nashville Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Memphis
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Nashville
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Memphis
— Few hours
fly:  11​h
End: Calgary

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sun Studio, Rum Boogie Cafe, Blues City Cafe, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stax Museum of American Soul Music and A. Schwab. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks, stop by The Peanut Shoppe, examine the collection at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and contemplate the long history of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Memphis trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Memphis is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Calgary, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Memphis, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 19°C. On the 31st (Thu), you're off toNew Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
AutoZone Park ©
AutoZone Park
River City Pedalers ©
River City Pedalers

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Preservation Hall, Oak Alley Plantation, Louisiana Swamp Tours, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Kitchen Witch. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to French Quarter, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, find something for the whole family at Carousel Gardens, and get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

You can plan New Orleans trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Memphis to New Orleans by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Memphis, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Oak Alley Plantation, Louisiana Swamp Tours
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Walking tours

7
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes General Jackson Showboat, Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Ryman Auditorium, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bridgestone Arena and Carnton. Take a break from Nashville with a short trip to Carter House in Franklin, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, explore the world behind art at Frist Center for Visual Arts, contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, and engage your brain at Adventure Science Center.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Nashville, with lows of 22°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Nightlife Tours

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B
Carter House ©
Carter House

few
hours
Memphis

Memphis ©
You've now added Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum to your itinerary.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

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