18 days in New Orleans, Foley & Orange Beach Itinerary

18 days in New Orleans, Foley & Orange Beach Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Foley
— 4 nights
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Orange Beach
— 5 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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New Orleans

— 5 nights

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, stroll around Audubon Park, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner.

New York City to New Orleans is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 82°F. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Foley.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Foley

— 4 nights
Foley is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to May day park (in Daphne), Fairhope (Tolstoy Park & Fairhope Municipal Pier) and Town Center Park at Spanish Fort Town Center (in Spanish Fort). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Alligator Alley, take an in-depth tour of Baldwin County Heritage Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Confederate Rest Cemetery, and examine the collection at Fairhope Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Foley trip planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Foley in 3 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in August, expect nights in Foley to be a bit cooler, around 73°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 88°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Foley

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Orange Beach

— 5 nights
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Orange Beach is known for wildlife, adventure, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Pottery Central World Headquarters, stroll through Alabama Point East, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Shores Public Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Orange Beach trip itinerary app.

Orange Beach is just a short distance from Foley. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

See some other sides of New Orleans: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, relax and rejuvenate at The Sweat Social, and explore the world behind art at Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Orange Beach to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Orange Beach, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours