8 days in Memphis, Baton Rouge & New Orleans Itinerary

8 days in Memphis, Baton Rouge & New Orleans Itinerary

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Memphis
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Baton Rouge
— 5 nights
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New Orleans
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Memphis — 1 night

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 Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, Graceland and Beale Street.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Memphis itinerary site.

Vincennes to Memphis is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vincennes to Memphis. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vincennes in July, with highs in Memphis at 91°F and lows at 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Baton Rouge.
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Baton Rouge — 5 nights

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cajun Country Swamp Tours, Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, and other attractions you added. Family-friendly places like The National WWII Museum and Riverfront Plaza will thrill your kids. Step out of Baton Rouge with an excursion to Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie--about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Mike the Tiger's Habitat and gain insight at Louisiana State University.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Baton Rouge trip planner.

Fly from Memphis to Baton Rouge in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 1 night

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 French QuarTour Kids. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get thoroughly spooked out with French QuarTour Kids, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Baton Rouge to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Baton Rouge, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 80°F. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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