15 days in New Orleans, Natchez & Memphis Itinerary

15 days in New Orleans, Natchez & Memphis Itinerary

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15 days in New Orleans, Natchez & Memphis Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  6​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Natchez
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: San Francisco

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.
Head to Royal Street and Frenchmen Streetfor some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like French Quarter and Jackson Square. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell), Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery (in Covington) and Lake End Park (in Morgan City). Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Audubon Zoo, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New Orleans road trip planning website .

San Francisco to New Orleans is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to New Orleans, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery, Lake End Park
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
nights
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Get some historical perspective at St. Mary Basilica and Windsor Ruins. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at U.S.S. Cairo Museum and Vicksburg National Military Park. Change things up with a short trip to Clark Creek Natural Area in Woodville (about 52 minutes away). Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Natchez National Historical Park. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Longwood and admire the striking features of Magnolia Hall.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Natchez trip planner .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Natchez takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Natchez, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Natchez

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vicksburg, Clark Creek Natural Area, Windsor Ruins
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Clark Creek Natural Area ©
Clark Creek Natural Area
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica

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.
Appreciate the collections at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc. and Memphis Music. Venture out of the city with trips to Parkin Archeological State Park (in Parkin) and Pinson Mounds State Park (in Pinson). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Lichterman Nature Center, make a trip to Graceland, and get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis online trip planner .

Drive from Natchez to Memphis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and flight. May in Memphis sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Parkin Archeological State Park, Pinson Mounds State Park
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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