New Orleans to Chicago Overview

Travel across the USA's musical south, visiting Nashville, the home of country music, and listening to the blues in Memphis while travelling from New Orleans to Chicago.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,135
      CAD $2,200
      AUD $2,165
      EUR €1,490
      GBP £1,250
      NZD $2,410
      ZAR R21,630
      CHF FR1,800
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There is an earlier version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014. View earlier New Orleans to Chicago.

Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2016-01-31

Road trip from New Orleans to Chicago, visiting Memphis and Nashville.

Dial up a bit of Dixie and get ready to launch from the fertile Mississippi Delta to the Great Lakes of Chicago. Cut through the heart of this vast land and get accustomed to Southern life, following the winding river to the musical meccas of Memphis and Nashville. Cross into Kentucky for a dose of bourbon history in Louisville before winding things up among the skyscrapers of Chicago, the USA's largest city. For a new spin on an old favourite, the New Orleans to Chicago adventure is a great alternative to the tourist-heavy coasts, offering a chance to explore the giant interior of the USA.

  • Explore the food scene of New Orleans
  • Tour Sun Studio in Memphis
  • Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville
  • Walk the Bourbon Trail in Louisville
  • Taste deep-dish pizza in Chicago

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    New Orleans, United States
  • Finish:

    Chicago, United States
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (7 nts), Motel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Taxi, Train
  • Included activities:

    Sun Studio

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    362kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. A single supplement is available on this trip.

  • Total price from

    USD $2,135
    CAD $2,200
    AUD $2,165
    EUR €1,490
    GBP £1,250
    NZD $2,410
    ZAR R21,630
    CHF FR1,800
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $213
    CAD $220
    AUD $216
    EUR €149
    GBP £125
    NZD $241
    ZAR R2,163
    CHF FR180
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Days 1-2 New Orleans

Founded by French traders in 1718, New Orleans has many layers of history to uncover. Begin with an optional walking tour of the French Quarter before tucking into some Creole cuisine or hitting the bars of Bourbon Street.

Days 3-4 Memphis

Enjoy a tour of Sun Studios in Memphis, a place that many consider to be the home of rock'n'roll. There's also the opportunity to visit Graceland or catch a live blues show in this music Mecca.

Days 5-6 Nashville

Get ready for some more music in the country-rock town of Nashville. Take a stroll down Music Row, where more than 50 record studios and 200 music publishing houses are located, and stop by the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Days 7-8 Louisville

Cruise to Louisville, home of the the Kentucky Derby, the largest collection of Victorian-era homes and, to top it all off, the final resting place of Colonel Sanders. Perhaps take some time out to follow the Bourbon Trail, learning about the history of the beverage, or sample the cuisine of Louisville's up-and-coming food scene.

Days 9-10 Chicago

End the adventure on the shores of the Great Lakes and among the towering skyscrapers of Chicago. Enjoy free time to tackle the many walking trails and parks, head out for some deep-dish pizza or get a bird's-eye view from Willis Tower – the tallest building in the United States.
    • 10
    • SSSE
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,135
      CAD $2,200
      AUD $2,165
      EUR €1,490
      GBP £1,250
      NZD $2,410
      ZAR R21,630
      CHF FR1,800
      *
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    • Explorer
    • Original
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