16 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

16 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

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16 days in Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Memphis
— 4 nights
bus:  6​h
New Orleans
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Glasgow

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Ole Opry, NashTrash Tours and Carter House. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville travel planning website .

Glasgow, UK to Nashville is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Glasgow in September, you will find days in Nashville are warmer (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (19°C). On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Carter House
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Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
NashTrash Tours ©
NashTrash Tours
Carter House ©
Carter House

4
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.
You've added Main Street Trolley, Memphis Botanic Garden, Statue of Elvis, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elmwood Cemetery and Railroad & Trolley Museum. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Graceland, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, look for gifts at Center for Southern Folklore, and steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Transportation
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

7
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.
You've added Royal Street, Steamboat Natchez, Oak Alley Plantation, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. Change things up with a short trip to Friendship Oak in Long Beach (about 1h 45 min away). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Garden District, stroll through New Orleans City Park, stop by Garden District Book Shop, and examine the collection at The Presbytere.

Before you visit New Orleans, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 33°C in New Orleans. On the 15th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trips

Friendship Oak, Oak Alley Plantation
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

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