8 days in Montgomery, New Orleans & Memphis Itinerary

8 days in Montgomery, New Orleans & Memphis Itinerary

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8 days in Montgomery, New Orleans & Memphis Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: Chicago

1
night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. You've now added The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum and then appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Montgomery road trip app .

Chicago to Montgomery is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Montgomery: highs are around 77°F and lows about 55°F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to New Orleans.

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4
nights
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.
You've now added Preservation Hall to your itinerary. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, stop by Faulkner House Books, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and wander the streets of Garden District.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Montgomery to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Montgomery in April: highs in New Orleans hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

2
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.
City Tasting Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and then indulge in some culinary diversions at City Tasting Tours. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Graceland, gain insight at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis trip maker tool .

Getting from New Orleans to Memphis by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in April, Memphis is little chillier at night with lows of 53°F. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Sat).

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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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