8 days in Memphis, Jackson & New Orleans Itinerary

8 days in Memphis, Jackson & New Orleans Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Jackson
— 1 night
Drive
3
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20

Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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 13th (Sat): explore the galleries of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, explore the galleries of Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter Catholic Church. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Collierville TN Historic District, shop like a local with S.Y. Wilson and Company, and then contemplate the long history of Johnny Cash House.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Memphis fast, fun, and easy.

Baltimore to Memphis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Baltimore to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Baltimore, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Memphis, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Jackson

— 1 night
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. On the 15th (Mon), examine the collection at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, steep yourself in history at Medgar Evers Home, then stop by Mississippi Crafts Center, and finally hike along Ridgeland Bike Trail.

Discover how to plan a Jackson trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Memphis to Jackson by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In April in Jackson, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Jackson

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA and Evergreen Plantation. Visit Immaculate Conception Church and Nottoway Plantation for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Whitney Plantation in Wallace (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie, look for all kinds of wild species at Old River Road Plantation Adventure, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old St. Patrick's Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read New Orleans itinerary maker app.

Getting from Jackson to New Orleans by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. While traveling from Jackson, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips