11 days in New Orleans & Tampa Itinerary

11 days in New Orleans & Tampa Itinerary

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11 days in New Orleans & Tampa Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  6​h
1
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Tampa
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

5
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans tour itinerary planner.

Phoenix to New Orleans is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to New Orleans is 1 hour. When traveling from Phoenix in May, plan for colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Tampa.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

5
nights
Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampa: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Madeira Beach), Murielle Winery (in Clearwater) and Orlando (Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, & more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Dali Museum and enjoy some diversion at Florida Firearms Academy.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tampa day trip planning tool .

Getting from New Orleans to Tampa by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tampa: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Orlando, The Dali Museum, Murielle Winery, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Parasailing & Paragliding

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