8 days in New Orleans & Nashville Itinerary

8 days in New Orleans & Nashville Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

Make it your trip
Bus to Boston, Fly to New Orleans
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly to Boston, Bus to Portland

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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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans day trip planner.

Portland to New Orleans is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in March, things will get warmer in New Orleans: highs are around 61°F and lows about 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, and examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville travel planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for much colder nights in Nashville, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods

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