16 days in Seattle, New Orleans & New York City Itinerary

16 days in Seattle, New Orleans & New York City Itinerary

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16 days in Seattle, New Orleans & New York City Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
3
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

5
nights
Seattle

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Olympic National Park (Hood Canal & Murhut Falls). Dedicate the 20th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Seattle day trip planning website .

Vancouver, Canada to Seattle is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in September: highs in Seattle hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

4
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, stroll through New Orleans City Park, examine the collection at Cabildo, and take a stroll through Garden District.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Seattle to New Orleans in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in September, you will find days in New Orleans are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are much warmer (33°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New York City online vacation builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to New York City is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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