22 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

22 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Nashville
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Nashville
— 7 nights
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Memphis
— 5 nights
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New Orleans
— 9 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bristol

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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to 1921 Standard Oil Station (in Bowling Green), Onyx Cave (in Cave City) and Mammoth Cave National Park (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Mammoth Cave, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip builder site.

Bristol, UK to Nashville is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 6 hours. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

5
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Memphis side-trips: Horseshoe Tunica (in Tunica) and Olive Branch City Park (in Olive Branch). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Graceland, make a trip to Beale Street, stroll around Shelby Farms Park, and get a tailor-made plan with Tastin' 'Round Town.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Memphis day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

9
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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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, and see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans journey builder site.

You can drive from Memphis to New Orleans in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in August, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours