8 days in New Orleans & Memphis Itinerary

8 days in New Orleans & Memphis Itinerary

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8 days in New Orleans & Memphis Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  21​h
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Auckland

3
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, take a stroll through Frenchmen Street, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans route planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to New Orleans is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Auckland to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. In October, New Orleans is a bit warmer than Auckland - with highs of 22°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then browse the exhibits of Graceland, then stop by Lansky, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street. Here are some ideas for day two: try your luck at Horseshoe Tunica, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to The Peabody Ducks, and finally contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis itinerary website .

You can drive from New Orleans to Memphis in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Memphis: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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