15 days in New Orleans & Bentonville Itinerary

15 days in New Orleans & Bentonville Itinerary

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15 days in New Orleans & Bentonville Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  20​h 45​min
1
New Orleans
— 7 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
2
Bentonville
— 5 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

7
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 discover tucked-away gems like Whitney Plantation and The Myrtles Plantation. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Global Wildlife Center. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie), Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site (in Saint Francisville) and Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard). There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, see the interesting displays at USS Kidd, and take a stroll through Garden District.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans route builder app .

Minneapolis to New Orleans is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Minneapolis in September, expect nights in New Orleans to be warmer, around 83°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Wed) before leaving for Bentonville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Baton Rouge, Saint Francisville, St. Joseph Plantation, Whitney Plantation, Global Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Global Wildlife Center ©
Global Wildlife Center
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
nights
Bentonville

Bentonville ©
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Native American History and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Get in touch with nature at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park and Bluff Dwellers Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bentonville: Big Brutus (in West Mineral), Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum (in Baxter Springs) and Old Spanish Treasure Cave (in Sulphur Springs). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at 21c Museum, engage your brain at Scott Family Amazeum, take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and hike along Slaughter Pen Hollow Multi-Use Trail System.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bentonville trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Orleans to Bentonville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in September, expect much colder with lows of 62°F in Bentonville. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum, Bluff Dwellers Cave, Old Spanish Treasure Cave, Bella Vista Museum, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History
Scott Family Amazeum ©
Scott Family Amazeum

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