8 days in Louisiana & Nashville Itinerary

8 days in Louisiana & Nashville Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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New Orleans

— 4 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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and make a trip to French Quarter.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip maker site.

Harlingen to New Orleans is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Harlingen in June, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 83°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Step out of Nashville to go to Franklin and see Carter House, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, and take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nashville trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nashville, with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Louisiana travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.