12 days in New Orleans Itinerary

12 days in New Orleans Itinerary

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge. Shop till you drop at Royal Street and Faulkner House Books. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Fairview-Riverside State Park (in Madisonville), Mandeville Trailhead Cultural Interpretive Center (in Mandeville) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo, wander the streets of Garden District, examine the collection at Mardi Gras World, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans travel planning tool .

In December in New Orleans, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mandeville Trailhead Cultural Interpretive Center, Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge, Fairview-Riverside State Park, Bayou Segnette State Park, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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