8 days in New York City & New Orleans Itinerary

8 days in New York City & New Orleans Itinerary

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8 days in New York City & New Orleans Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

4
days
New York City

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, nightlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, admire the striking features of Grand central terminal, and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City itinerary builder.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in May, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Sightseeing Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building

2
days
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 6th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, and then make a trip to French Quarter. On the next day, make a trip to Jackson Square, then tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans tour planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Sightseeing Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
Garden District

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