10 days in New Orleans, Blue Ridge & Baton Rouge Itinerary

10 days in New Orleans, Blue Ridge & Baton Rouge Itinerary

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10 days in New Orleans, Blue Ridge & Baton Rouge Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Drive:  9​h
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
2
Blue Ridge
— 5 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
3
Baton Rouge
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: San Antonio

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Pontalba Buildings and then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, steep yourself in history at Destrehan Plantation, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary planning site .

San Antonio to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Antonio in June, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (83°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (83°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Destrehan Plantation, Whitney Plantation, St. Joseph Church and Gardens
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Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

5
nights
Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge ©
A small resort town located in Georgia's "Historic High Country," Blue Ridge sits right on the national scenic trail that follows the Appalachian mountain range for over 3,300 km (2,100 mi).
Get in touch with nature at Vogel State Park and Bald River Falls. Discover out-of-the-way places like Horseback Riding Tours and Sea Creek Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center (in Blairsville) and Murphy (Nottely River Valley Vineyards, Bear Creek Adventures Mini Golf and Gem Mining, & more). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Ridge Mountains, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Fannin Brewing Company, and look for gifts at The Chocolate Express.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Blue Ridge trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and taxi from New Orleans to Blue Ridge in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Blue Ridge. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New Orleans in July since evenings lows in Blue Ridge dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Murphy, Blairsville, Blue Ridge Mountains, Bald River Falls, Sea Creek Falls
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Bald River Falls ©
Bald River Falls
Vogel State Park
Vogel State Park
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Baton Rouge trip planner .

San Antonio to Baton Rouge is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Baton Rouge are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. You'll set off for Blue Ridge on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums Parks Historic Sites

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