20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Memphis
— 5 nights
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Natchez
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Orange Beach
— 6 nights

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Memphis

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.
Graceland and Sun Studio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pinson Mounds State Park and Beale Street. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Memphis: Parkin Archeological State Park (in Parkin) and Chickasaw State Park (in Henderson). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, stop by Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc., explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Memphis trip website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Memphis is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Memphis, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in October; daily highs in Memphis reach 29°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Natchez.

Things to do in Memphis

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Specialty Museum
Graceland
4.4

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Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is a village in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. On the 21st (Sun), contemplate the long history of Melrose Plantation, stroll through Kisatchie National Forest, and then admire the natural beauty at Hodges Gardens State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Cane River Creole National Historical Park and then look for gifts at Natchitoches Pecans.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Natchez planner.

You can drive from Memphis to Natchez in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate French Quarter and Jackson Square. Head to Royal Street and Louisiana Music Factoryfor some retail therapy. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, wander the streets of Frenchmen Street, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and get a taste of the local shopping with Jamie Hayes Gallery.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner.

You can drive from Natchez to New Orleans in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Natchez in October, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 22°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Orange Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Garden District
4.7
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Must see
French Quarter
4.1

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Orange Beach

Orange Beach ©
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Step out of the city life by going to Navarre Beach and Gulf State Park. You'll get in some beach time at Gulf Islands National Seashore and Pensacola Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Orange Beach: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Pensacola Beach) and Salt Water Cottage (in Navarre). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, relax in the rural setting at Sweet Home Farm, pause for some photo ops at Bamahenge, and steep yourself in history at Swift- Coles Historic Home.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Orange Beach route tool.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Orange Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Orange Beach: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Navarre Beach
4.8
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.6