8 days in New Orleans & Nashville Itinerary

8 days in New Orleans & Nashville Itinerary

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8 days in New Orleans & Nashville Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New Orleans

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Popular historic sites such as Garden District and French Quarter are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, explore the striking landscape of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo, and make a trip to Bourbon Street.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planning tool .

Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Bowie Nature Park, then trek along Timberland Park, then contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill). Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Radnor Lake State Park, walk around Centennial Park, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from New Orleans to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in July, you will find days in Nashville are a bit warmer (90°F), and nights are little chillier (70°F). On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Franklin, Bowie Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Bowie Nature Park ©
Bowie Nature Park

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