7 days in Kansas City, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

7 days in Kansas City, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

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Fly to Kansas City, Foot to Kci Airport Terminal C, Bus to Kansas City
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Kansas City
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Bus to Kci Airport Terminal C, Foot to Kansas City, Fly to Memphis
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
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Kansas City

— 2 nights

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pirtle Winery, Boulevard Brewing Company and Parkville Nature Sanctuary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Parkville Nature Sanctuary and then do a tasting at Pirtle Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Boulevard Brewing Company.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kansas City trip planner.

Minneapolis to Kansas City is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in June, with highs in Kansas City at 87°F and lows at 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Memphis

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum as well as Rockabilly Rides. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, see Rockabilly Rides, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then look for gifts at Memphis Music, and finally examine the collection at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Graceland.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Memphis trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Kansas City to Memphis in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

New Orleans

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nola Gondola as well as FreeWheelin' Bike Tours. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take a tour by water with Nola Gondola, then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, then see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): gain a rich perspective with FreeWheelin' Bike Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip builder site.

You can drive from Memphis to New Orleans in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. When traveling from Memphis in June, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 83°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums