8 days in New Orleans & Nashville Itinerary

8 days in New Orleans & Nashville Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Nashville
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Nashville
— 5 nights
End: Nashville

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Mon), examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Royal Street. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Jamie Hayes Gallery, browse the eclectic array of goods at French Market, and then contemplate the long history of Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online day trip planner.

Nashville to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nashville in May, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

5
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.
Head to Opry Mills and Antique Archaeologyfor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lotz House Museum and Cheekwood. Venture out of the city with trips to Franklin (Carnton, McGavock Confederate Cemetery, &more) and Stones River National Battlefield (in Murfreesboro). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Downtown Franklin, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, admire the masterpieces at Frist Art Museum, and shop like a local with Gallery 202.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville tour site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nashville, with highs around 31°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Franklin, Stones River National Battlefield
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Carnton ©
Carnton
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House

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