11 days in New Orleans, Mississippi & Gulf Shores Itinerary

11 days in New Orleans, Mississippi & Gulf Shores Itinerary

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11 days in New Orleans, Mississippi & Gulf Shores Itinerary

Start: Richmond
Fly:  7​h
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Biloxi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Gulf Shores
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Richmond

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 explore and learn at The National WWII Museum and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. Your inner history buff will appreciate Garden District and Jackson Square. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Royal Street, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, don't miss a visit to Bourbon Street, and get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo.

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Richmond to New Orleans is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Richmond in August: highs in New Orleans hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 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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Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

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), enjoy the sand and surf at Biloxi Beach, then explore the engaging exhibits at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, then view the masterpieces at Hillyer House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Catholic Church.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Biloxi trip planning site .

Drive from New Orleans to Biloxi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in August, you will find days in Biloxi are somewhat warmer (89°F), and nights are a bit cooler (75°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Biloxi

Museums Parks Outdoors

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. Do your shopping at Pottery Central World Headquarters and Island Style. Appreciate the collections at National Naval Aviation Museum and Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Gulf Shores: Navarre Beach (in Navarre), Rollins Distillery (in Gulf Breeze) and Pensacola Beach (Pensacola Beach & Gulf Islands National Seashore). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Gulf State Park, pause for some photo ops at Bamahenge, and take a leisurely stroll along Gulf State Park Fishing Pier.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gulf Shores trip itinerary maker website .

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

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Navarre, Pensacola Beach, Pensacola, Bamahenge
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Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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