9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Gulf Shores
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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New Orleans

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: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary planning tool.

Tampa to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tampa in July, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 80°F, while days are slightly colder, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

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Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stop by Pepper Palace, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do and more tourist information, use the Gulf Shores trip planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Gulf Shores in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Gulf Shores, with highs around 88°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Nashville

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nashville sightseeing planner.

Getting from Gulf Shores to Nashville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Memphis

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): browse the exhibits of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then stop by Memphis Music, and finally try your luck at Horseshoe Tunica. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Graceland, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis holiday builder tool.

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July in Memphis, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side 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.