22 days in Memphis, Houston & New Orleans Itinerary

22 days in Memphis, Houston & New Orleans Itinerary

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22 days in Memphis, Houston & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h
1
Memphis
— 5 nights
2
Houston
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
New Orleans
— 10 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Manchester

5
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.
Let the collections at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum capture your imagination. Sun Studio and The Peabody Ducks will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Memphis: Horseshoe Casino (in Tunica), Alex Haley House Museum (in Henning) and The Lewis Ranch (in Nesbit). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Graceland, see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Catholic Church, and contemplate the long history of S.Y. Wilson and Company.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Memphis trip planning app .

Manchester, UK to Memphis is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Manchester to Memphis. Traveling from Manchester in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Memphis: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Alex Haley House Museum, Collierville TN Historic District, S.Y. Wilson and Company, Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Horseshoe Casino
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

5
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Let the collections at Space Center Houston and The Houston Museum of Natural Science capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Glenwood Cemetery and Columbia Historical Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Dickinson Historical Society Depot Museum (in Dickinson), St. Mary's Church High Hill (in Schulenburg) and Washington-on-the-Brazos (in Washington). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, take in nature's colorful creations at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, get your game on at Escape Hunt, and learn about winemaking at Whistling Duck Winery.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Houston route builder site .

You can fly from Memphis to Houston in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in April, things will get a bit warmer in Houston: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Washington-on-the-Brazos, St. Mary's Church High Hill, Whistling Duck Winery, Columbia Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Columbia Historical Museum ©
Columbia Historical Museum
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

10
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.
Garden District and French Quarter will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate The National WWII Museum and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Whitney Plantation (in Wallace), Vacherie (Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, examine the collection at Cabildo, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and stroll through New Orleans City Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans online trip planner .

Getting from Houston to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Houston in April, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (25°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vacherie, Nottoway Plantation, Destrehan Plantation, St. Joseph Church and Gardens, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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