7 days in New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

7 days in New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

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7 days in New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  18​h
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
2
Memphis
— 1 night
3
Nashville
— 2 nights
End: Atlanta

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, then examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and then examine the collection at The National WWII Museum. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, then stop by Faulkner House Books, then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and finally take a stroll through Royal Street.

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London, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in New Orleans hover around 19°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then don't miss a visit to Beale Street.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Memphis takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Memphis, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Beale Street ©
Beale Street

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
You've now added Grand Ole Opry to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville online journey planner .

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Nightlife Neighborhoods
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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