15 days in New Orleans & Charleston Itinerary

15 days in New Orleans & Charleston Itinerary

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15 days in New Orleans & Charleston Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  17​h
1
New Orleans
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Charleston
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Milan

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.
Visit Garden District and Royal Street for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at French Quarter and St. Louis Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Crosby Arboretum (in Picayune) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell). Spend the 21st (Thu) on the water with a fishing tour. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, shop like a local with Frenchmen Street, stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read New Orleans day trip planning website .

Milan, Italy to New Orleans is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. In November, New Orleans is somewhat warmer than Milan - with highs of 19°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Crosby Arboretum, St. Joseph Church and Gardens, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

4
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Relax by the water at Folly Beach Public Beach and Litchfield Beach. Get some cultural insight at Fort Sumter National Monument and Nathaniel Russell House. Step out of Charleston to go to Awendaw and see The Center for Birds of Prey, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Charleston City Market.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Charleston online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from New Orleans to Charleston takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Charleston due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in November: highs in Charleston hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Folly Beach Public Beach, Litchfield Beach, The Center for Birds of Prey
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Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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