12 days in New Orleans Itinerary

12 days in New Orleans Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 11 nights

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New Orleans

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Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow), Vacherie (Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans road trip site.

In September, daytime highs in New Orleans are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vacherie, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Whitney Plantation, Destrehan Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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