15 days in New Orleans & Detroit Itinerary

15 days in New Orleans & Detroit Itinerary

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15 days in New Orleans & Detroit Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Detroit
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Toronto

6
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 French Quarter for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square. Step out of New Orleans with an excursion to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Slidell--about 48 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, cast your line with a fishing tour, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bourbon Street.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to New Orleans is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in March, with highs in New Orleans at 19°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

7
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The 577 Foundation and Detroit Institute of Arts. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Motown Museum and St. Florian Catholic Church. Explore Detroit's surroundings by going to Oak Harbor (Black Swamp Bird Observatory & Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge), New Boston (Crosswinds Marsh & Oakwood Metropark Nature Center) and Oak Openings Preserve Metropark (in Toledo). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Castalia Quarry Reserve, take a peaceful walk through James H. McBride Arboretum, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paint Creek Trail.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Detroit travel site .

You can fly from New Orleans to Detroit in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans to Detroit, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Orleans in March: highs in Detroit hover around 6°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trips

New Boston, Dearborn, Oak Harbor, Huron, Elizabeth Park
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Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

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