7 days in Memphis, New Orleans & Saint Louis Itinerary

7 days in Memphis, New Orleans & Saint Louis Itinerary

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7 days in Memphis, New Orleans & Saint Louis Itinerary

Start: Cedar Falls
Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
3
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Cedar Falls

2
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dinstuhl's Fine Candies and A. Schwab. Get a sense of the local culture at Sun Studio. and National Civil Rights Museum. Take a break from Memphis with a short trip to Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Memphis Zoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Memphis vacation trip planner.

Cedar Falls to Memphis is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Cedar Falls in November, expect Memphis to be a bit warmer, temps between 62°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
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Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc. ©
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

3
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.
On the 21st (Tue), wander the streets of Royal Street, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally make a trip to French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Audubon Zoo and then wander the streets of Frenchmen Street.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans online itinerary creator.

Getting from Memphis to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 62°F in New Orleans. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Drury Inn St. Louis At Union Station and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Saint Louis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in November, you will find days in Saint Louis are a bit cooler (56°F), and nights are colder (38°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

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