8 days in Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

8 days in Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

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Memphis — 3 nights

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.
Step out of Memphis with an excursion to Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Melbourne, Australia to Memphis is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Melbourne to Memphis due to the time zone difference. In July, Memphis is much hotter than Melbourne - with highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can fly to New Orleans.
Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos
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New Orleans — 3 nights

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 9th (Sat), examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, then make a trip to Jackson Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Frenchmen Street, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

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You can fly from Memphis to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Memphis in July, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 31°C, while days are little chillier, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours