8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jackson
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Biloxi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville online visit planner .

Atlanta to Nashville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in December; daily highs in Nashville reach 13°C and lows reach 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): make a trip to Graceland, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc., make a trip to Beale Street, and then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis travel route planner.

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

few
hours
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Old Capitol Museum, then stop by Mississippi Crafts Center, and then get a sense of history and politics at Mississippi State Capitol.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Memphis to Jackson in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Memphis in December: highs in Jackson hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Jackson

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Mississippi Crafts Center
Highlights from your plan
Mississippi State Capitol ©
Mississippi State Capitol
Old Capitol Museum ©
Old Capitol Museum
Mississippi Crafts Center ©
Mississippi Crafts Center

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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, stroll through New Orleans City Park, shop like a local with Royal Street, and get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Jackson in December, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Biloxi.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

1
night
Biloxi

Biloxi ©
A busy city on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is one of the nation's oldest communities, first settled by Europeans in 1699.
To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Biloxi trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Biloxi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in January, Biloxi is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Biloxi

Shopping

Side Trip

The Art House
Highlights from your plan
The Art House ©
The Art House

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