8 days in Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

8 days in Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

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8 days in Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Bastrop
Drive:  10​h
1
Memphis
— 4 nights
2
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Bastrop

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pink Palace Museum, Memphis Riverboats and The Peabody Ducks. Visit Sun Studio and Beale Street for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, don't miss a visit to Crystal Shrine Grotto, and look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Memphis road trip website .

Bastrop to Memphis is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bastrop in November; daily highs in Memphis reach 63°F and lows reach 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

1
night
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 Storyland as well as Old Ursuline Convent Museum. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get in on the family fun at Storyland and then steep yourself in history at Old Ursuline Convent Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Memphis to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Memphis in November, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Old Ursuline Convent Museum ©
Old Ursuline Convent Museum

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