13 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

13 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

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13 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Nashville
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
3
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Boston

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Burgess Falls State Park and David Crockett State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Lotz House Museum and Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Radnor Lake State Park, get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, sample the fine beverages at Prichard's Distillery at Fontanel, and examine the collection at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nashville vacation website .

Boston to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Boston in April, expect Nashville to be a bit warmer, temps between 73°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Burgess Falls State Park, Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, Lotz House Museum, David Crockett State Park
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Burgess Falls State Park ©
Burgess Falls State Park
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Delta Blues Museum and Elmwood Cemetery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum and Mississippi River State Park. Step out of Memphis with an excursion to Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art in Clarksdale--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, don't miss a visit to Beale Street, and have some family-friendly fun at Sun Studio.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Memphis day trip planning website .

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Clarksdale, Mississippi River State Park
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The Delta Blues Museum ©
The Delta Blues Museum
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Whitney Plantation and Jamie Hayes Gallery. Head to Royal Street and Boutique du Vampyrefor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Global Wildlife Center (in Folsom), St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie) and Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site (in Saint Francisville). There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Getting from Memphis to New Orleans by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 71°F in New Orleans. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Global Wildlife Center, Whitney Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Joseph Plantation
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Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Fishing Charters & Tours

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