19 days in Miami & New Orleans Itinerary

19 days in Miami & New Orleans Itinerary

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19 days in Miami & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly + tram:  10​h 45​min
1
Miami
— 9 nights
Drive:  14​h 15​min
2
New Orleans
— 8 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Portland

9
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at South Beach and Haulover Beach Park. Explore hidden gems such as Everglades National Park and Las Olas Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Everglades Alligator Farm (in Homestead), Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale) and Everglades National Park (Anhinga Trail & Shark Valley). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Lincoln Road, enjoy the sand and surf at Hollywood Beach, browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, and see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Miami road trip planning site .

Portland to Miami is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and tram. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Miami is 3 hours. When traveling from Portland in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Miami, with highs around 89°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Bal Harbour, Fort Lauderdale, Everglades National Park, Everglades National Park
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Everglades National Park ©
Everglades National Park
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center

8
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Lafayette Cemetery No.1. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow) and Biloxi Beach (in Biloxi). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street, meet the residents at Audubon Zoo, and hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans online attractions planner .

Do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to New Orleans. When traveling from Miami in June, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 83°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Biloxi Beach, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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