2 days in Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

2 days in Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

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Memphis
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New Orleans
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Memphis

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Graceland.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis trip planner.

Chicago to Memphis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in April, with highs in Memphis at 73°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums
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New Orleans

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans day trip planning app.

Getting from Memphis to New Orleans by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Memphis in April since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping