9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Muskegon
Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Gulf Shores
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  18​h
End: Muskegon

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.
To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Memphis trip itinerary app .

Muskegon to Memphis is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Muskegon to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Muskegon in March: highs in Memphis hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 43°F. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Parks Nightlife Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): examine the collection at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, then examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner.

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Nashville are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum

2
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alabama Point East, then see the interesting displays at Foley Railroad Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Big Lagoon State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Confederate Rest Cemetery, examine the collection at Fairhope Museum, then kick back and relax at Orange Beach Waterfront Park, and finally stop by Chocolate Corner.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gulf Shores online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nashville to Gulf Shores takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nashville in March, with highs in Gulf Shores at 69°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Foley Railroad Museum, Fairhope Museum, Big Lagoon State Park, Confederate Rest Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Big Lagoon State Park ©
Big Lagoon State Park
Foley Railroad Museum ©
Foley Railroad Museum
Fairhope Museum ©
Fairhope Museum

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Whitney Plantation and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. Visit Lake Lawn Metairie and St. Joseph Plantation for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard) and Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the landmark architecture of Destrehan Plantation, and explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 3.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read New Orleans online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Gulf Shores to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Gulf Shores in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 71°F in New Orleans. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Nottoway Plantation, Whitney Plantation, St. Joseph Plantation, Destrehan Plantation, Evergreen Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Evergreen Plantation ©
Evergreen Plantation

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