Big Apple to Big Easy Overview

Wind across the Appalachians', through the musical hub of Memphis and on to Louisiana on this unforgettable journey from New York to New Orleans.

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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Jan 31, 2016. View later Big Apple to Big Easy.

Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Visit Washington DC, Nashville and Memphis before travelling to New Orleans

Cut through the heart of the gigantic United States and hit the open road between two of its most iconic cities – New York and New Orleans. Snaking through the jaw-dropping Appalachian Mountains, via the nation's capital, this route encompasses everything from pioneer and political history to the musical legacies of Nashville and Memphis. Featuring a mix of camping and hotel accommodation, plenty of walking tours and more than a few museums, this overland odyssey has something for everyone, so jump aboard and get ready to explore one of the most fascinating nations on earth.

  • Delve into the chaos of New York City
  • Get lost among Washington DC's many monuments
  • Camp in the Appalachian Mountains
  • Visit Nashville, the home of country music
  • Listen to the blues in Memphis
  • Sample Creole cuisine in New Orleans

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    New York, United States
  • Finish:

    New Orleans, United States
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 13
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with facilities) (5 nts), Hostel (1 nt), Hotel (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Private vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Shenandoah National Park

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    539kg pp per trip
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Day 1 New York

See why the pulsing urban mass of New York has earned itself the moniker 'capital of the world'.

Days 2-3 Washington DC

Roll into Philadelphia en route to the nation's capital. Perhaps discover the regal architecture of Washington, DC, including the White House and the Capitol Building, on a night bike ride through the city.

Day 4 Appalachian Mountains

Escape the city grind and cross the jagged Appalachian Mountains, stopping at Shenandoah National Park and setting up camp in the heart of the great outdoors.

Day 5 Nashville

Keep cruisin' in the heart of Tennessee. Country music fans can't afford to miss Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame – the home of Elvis's gold Cadillac. There may also be the chance to catch a show at the legendary Wildhorse Saloon.

Day 6 Memphis

Get into the groove of Memphis, the 'home of the blues'. Perhaps pass time by shuffling over to Graceland, chilling out to some Mississippi blues in a Beale Street bar or dropping by Sun Studios – the birthplace of rock n' roll.

Days 7-8 New Orleans

Head south to New Orleans and get ready to boogie down in a town they call the 'Big Easy'. Get acquainted with an optional tour of the French Quarter, browse the local shops, taste a delicious po'boy and perhaps head out for a farewell dinner on the always memorable Bourbon Street.
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