22 days in New Orleans, Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

22 days in New Orleans, Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New Orleans
— 7 nights
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Nashville
— 7 nights
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Memphis
— 6 nights
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New Orleans

— 7 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to French Quarter, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, walk around New Orleans City Park, and brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read New Orleans driving holiday planner.

Linton, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Linton to New Orleans is minus 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Linton in September: highs in New Orleans hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 33°C. On the 27th (Wed), you'll travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

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Nashville

— 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mammoth Cave National Park (Fat Man's Misery & Mammoth Cave), Diamond Caverns (in Park City) and David Arms Gallery (in Franklin). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, explore the galleries of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nashville sightseeing planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect much colder evenings in Nashville when traveling from New Orleans in September, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 4:

Memphis

— 6 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Memphis: Jackson (International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame & Samuel T Bryant Distillery) and Horseshoe Tunica (in Tunica). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Graceland, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo, and steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks.

For more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Memphis trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

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