45 days in New Orleans & Florida Itinerary

45 days in New Orleans & Florida Itinerary

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45 days in New Orleans & Florida Itinerary

Start: Auckland Central
Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Pensacola Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Panama City Beach
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
4
Clearwater
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Orlando
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Siesta Key
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Marco Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  3​h 30​min
8
Key West
— 6 nights
bus:  45​min
9
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Miami Beach
— 4 nights
+2
bus + train + bus:  3​h 15​min
11
Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Auckland Central

6
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.
Shop till you drop at Royal Street and Faulkner House Books. Popular historic sites such as French Quarter and Jackson Square are in your itinerary. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle) and Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Garden District, hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to New Orleans is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Auckland Central in September: high temperatures in New Orleans hover around 33°C and lows are around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Parks

Side Trips

Oak Alley Plantation, Nottoway Plantation
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
nights
Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. On the 17th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Navarre Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Joe Patti's Seafood Company, then kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach, and then kick back and relax at Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Pensacola Beach itinerary planner .

Drive from New Orleans to Pensacola Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Pensacola Beach when traveling from New Orleans in September, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Navarre Beach, Joe Patti's Seafood Company
Highlights from your plan
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach
Joe Patti's Seafood Company ©
Joe Patti's Seafood Company

4
nights
Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Escape the urban bustle at Panama City Beach and Speed Boats Tours. Visit Santa Rosa Beach and Grayton Beach State Park for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Panama City Beach side-trips: Henderson Beach State Park (in Destin) and Goatfeathers Seafood Market (in Santa Rosa Beach). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at St. Andrews State Park, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Panama City Beach trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Pensacola Beach to Panama City Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Pensacola Beach to Panama City Beach is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Panama City Beach are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Grayton Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Santa Rosa Beach ©
Santa Rosa Beach

4
nights
Clearwater

Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
Step out of the city life by going to Clearwater Beach and Madeira Beach. Shop till you drop at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk and Oldsmar Flea Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Pro Karting Experience (in St. Petersburg) and Saint Pete Beach (in St. Pete Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach, look for gifts at My Sandbox, get interesting insight from Tours, and stroll through Honeymoon Island State Park.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Clearwater travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Panama City Beach to Clearwater takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Panama City Beach in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Clearwater. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Clearwater

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Madeira Beach, Sunset Beach, Pro Karting Experience, Oldsmar Flea Market, Honeymoon Island State Park
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach

8
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Get outdoors at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Andy Romano Beachfront Park. Go for a jaunt from Orlando to DeLand to see Stetson Mansion about 58 minutes away. Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, enjoy some diversion at E.T. Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, and laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando trip tool .

Getting from Clearwater to Orlando by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September in Orlando, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Andy Romano Beachfront Park
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Disney's Animal Kingdom ©
Disney's Animal Kingdom

2
nights
Siesta Key

Siesta Key ©
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Venice Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Sarasota National Cemetery, and then kick back and relax at Crescent Beach. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Turtle Beach and then stroll through Siesta Beach.

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Getting from Orlando to Siesta Key by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. October in Siesta Key sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Siesta Key

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Sarasota National Cemetery, Venice Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sarasota National Cemetery ©
Sarasota National Cemetery
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach

3
nights
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Take a break from the city and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Barefoot Beach Preserve. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cape Romano and Tigertail Beach. There's more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Marco Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Marco Island online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Siesta Key to Marco Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Marco Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Barefoot Beach Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Barefoot Beach Preserve ©
Barefoot Beach Preserve
Cape Romano ©
Cape Romano

6
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Zachary Taylor and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. Escape the urban bustle at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Dry Tortugas National Park. Spend the 12th (Fri) airborne with a parasailing or paragliding tour. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Peppers of Key West, and admire the natural beauty at Oldest House & Garden Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Key West tour itinerary app .

Traveling by ferry from Marco Island to Key West takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marco Island in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Key West, with lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Fun In The Sun Key West ©
Fun In The Sun Key West
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park

1
night
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Big Pine Key online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Key West to Big Pine Key takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Big Pine Key sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Marathon
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

4
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Popular historic sites such as Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District are in your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: South Beach and Hollywood Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami Beach: Aventura Mall (in Aventura) and Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Haulover Beach Park, take a stroll through Collins Avenue, browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Matheson Hammock Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Miami Beach planner .

Traveling by car from Big Pine Key to Miami Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and tram; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October, daytime highs in Miami Beach are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Miami Beach

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Miami, Haulover Beach Park, Aventura Mall, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Village of Merrick Park
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park

2
nights
Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park ©
A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Get outdoors at Shark Valley and Anhinga Trail. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Slough Slog, head off the coast to Long Pine Key, hike along Gumbo Limbo Trail, and take in the waterfront at West Lake Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Everglades National Park tour planner.

You can take a bus from Miami Beach to Everglades National Park in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Everglades National Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Long Pine Key ©
Long Pine Key
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

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