11 days in New Orleans, Mississippi & Gulf Shores Itinerary

11 days in New Orleans, Mississippi & Gulf Shores Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 4 nights
2
Biloxi
— 1 night
3
Gulf Shores
— 5 nights

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The National WWII Museum and French Quarter. Garden District and Bourbon Street will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Royal Street, get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo, stop by Louisiana Music Factory, and get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read New Orleans online vacation planner.

Richmond to New Orleans is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Richmond to New Orleans. Traveling from Richmond in August, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (82°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (82°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Biloxi.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

1
night
Biloxi

Biloxi ©
A busy city on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is one of the nation's oldest communities, first settled by Europeans in 1699.
On the 6th (Tue), kick back and relax at Biloxi Beach, explore the engaging exhibits at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, then get a taste of the local shopping with Hillyer House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Catholic Church.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Biloxi trip builder tool.

You can drive from New Orleans to Biloxi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in August, expect nights in Biloxi to be a bit cooler, around 75°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 89°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Biloxi

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Hillyer House
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Lynn Meadows Discovery Center ©
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
Hillyer House ©
Hillyer House

5
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Visit Navarre Beach and Pensacola Beach for some beach relaxation. National Naval Aviation Museum and Pottery Central World Headquarters will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Gulf Shores: Rollins Distillery (in Gulf Breeze), Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum (in Pensacola) and Island Style (in Navarre). The adventure continues: stroll through Gulf Islands National Seashore, take in panoramic vistas at Wharf Ferris Wheel, make a trip to Bamahenge, and kick back and relax at Gulf State Park.

Plan my day in Gulf Shores using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Biloxi to Gulf Shores in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Pensacola Beach, Pensacola, Orange Beach, Navarre, Rollins Distillery
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Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum
Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore

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