8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 1 night
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Jackson
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Biloxi
— 1 night
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Nashville

— 2 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.
On the 26th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planner.

Atlanta to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Atlanta in December, with highs in Nashville at 13°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Parks · Nightlife

Memphis

— 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Graceland, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and then get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

Jackson

Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. On the 29th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Old Capitol Museum, then look for gifts at Mississippi Crafts Center, and then get a sense of history and politics at Mississippi State Capitol.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Jackson road trip tool.

Getting from Memphis to Jackson by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Memphis, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Jackson

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our New Orleans holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Jackson in December since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Biloxi.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Biloxi

— 1 night

Playground of the South

A busy city on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is one of the nation's oldest communities, first settled by Europeans in 1699.
To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Biloxi online trip builder.

Getting from New Orleans to Biloxi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Biloxi, with lows around 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Biloxi

Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.