9 days in New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

9 days in New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

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New Orleans
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Memphis
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Nashville
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New Orleans

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Preservation Hall, French Quarter, Garden District, and other attractions. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, stroll around New Orleans City Park, contemplate the long history of Hermann-Grima House, and make a trip to Jackson Square.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans online tour itinerary maker.

Detroit to New Orleans is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Detroit to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Detroit in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 83°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 83°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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Memphis

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.
B.B. King's Blues Club has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Graceland and then join in the after-dark buzz at B.B. King's Blues Club. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and then make a trip to Beale Street.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis road trip website.

Getting from New Orleans to Memphis by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Memphis, with lows of 68°F. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

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Graceland
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
B.B. King's Blues Club ©
B.B. King's Blues Club

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Nashville

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Radnor Lake State Park as well as Walking tours. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, and contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Memphis to Nashville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nashville when traveling from Memphis in September, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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