22 days in New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

22 days in New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

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22 days in New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h
1
New Orleans
— 9 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Memphis
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Nashville
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London

9
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie) and LSU Tiger Stadium (in Baton Rouge). Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, wander the streets of Royal Street, and make a trip to Jackson Square.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip builder .

London, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in November, with highs in New Orleans at 19°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

LSU Tiger Stadium, Oak Alley Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cherokee Valley Golf Club (in Olive Branch) and Horseshoe Casino (in Tunica). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Graceland, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, look for gifts at Memphis Music, and browse the exhibits of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Memphis takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Memphis, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Horseshoe Tunica, Cherokee Valley Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from Nashville to Franklin to see Timberland Park about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stroll through Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, and examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nashville road trip site .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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