7 days in Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

7 days in Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

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7 days in Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Chicago

1
night
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.
You've added Statue of Elvis, Gibson Guitar, Beale Street, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 14th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Graceland, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio., then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Elvis, and finally learn the secrets of production at Gibson Guitar.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Memphis road trip planning tool .

Chicago to Memphis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, Memphis is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F. You'll set off for New Orleans on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Gibson Factory ©
Gibson Factory

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Good Friends Bar, Bourbon Street, Original New Orleans Movie & TV Tours, and other attractions you added.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Memphis to New Orleans in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Memphis in May: highs in New Orleans hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 72°F. On the 20th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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