15 days in New Orleans, Key West & Daytona Beach Itinerary

15 days in New Orleans, Key West & Daytona Beach Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Daytona Beach
— 3 nights
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New Orleans

The Big Easy

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World and Immaculate Conception Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Our Sacred Stories. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Vacherie (St. Joseph Plantation & Oak Alley Plantation). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie, see the interesting displays at The Historic New Orleans Collection, sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans vacation planning app.

Sydney, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in February, you will find days in New Orleans are cooler (15°C), and nights are slightly colder (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

3
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Key West

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Step off the beaten path and head to Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center and Saint Mary Star of the Sea. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Key West Garden Club and St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Explore Key West's surroundings by going to Marathon (Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, Seven Mile Bridge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House, take in nature's colorful creations at West Martello Tower, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and take in the waterfront at Key West Historic Seaport.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Key West itinerary builder website.

You can fly from New Orleans to Key West in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Key West, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in February: highs in Key West hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Daytona Beach

The World's Most Famous Beach

The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and Basilica of Saint Paul. Lillian Place Heritage Center and Mary Bethune Home will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Cici & Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, go for a stroll along the water at Halifax Harbor Marina, appreciate the history behind Dale Earnhardt Sr. Statue, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Brendan Catholic Church.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Daytona Beach trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Key West to Daytona Beach takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Key West in March since evenings lows in Daytona Beach dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips