5 days in Nashville & New Orleans Itinerary

5 days in Nashville & New Orleans Itinerary

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Nashville
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate RCA Studio B and Tennessee State Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lotz House Museum and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to Franklin (Carter House & Franklin Glassblowing Studio). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, wander the streets of Downtown Franklin, and stop by Hatch Show Print.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Nashville day trip planning tool.

Chicago to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in October: highs in Nashville hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 52°F. On the 18th (Sun), you're off to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery and then look for gifts at Boutique du Vampyre.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nashville in October: highs in New Orleans hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping