6 days in Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

6 days in Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

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Memphis — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Beale Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Memphis trip itinerary app.

Melbourne, Australia to Memphis is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Memphis, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in July, things will get much hotter in Memphis: highs are around 38°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to fly to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 3 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Royal Street, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planner.

Getting from Memphis to New Orleans by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Memphis in July, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 31°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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