19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
1
New Orleans
— 11 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Slidell
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Covington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Vacherie
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: New Orleans

11
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.
The National WWII Museum and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Garden District and Chalmette National Historical Park. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New Orleans. In June, daytime highs in New Orleans are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Slidell.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

3
nights
Slidell

Slidell is the largest city situated on the northeast shore of Lake Pontchartrain and St. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): engage your brain at INFINITY Science Center and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Olde Towne Slidell Main Street and then try to win big at Silver Slipper Casino Hotel.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Slidell vacation maker site .

Getting from New Orleans to Slidell by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Slidell, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Covington.

Things to do in Slidell

Fun & Games Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

INFINITY Science Center, Silver Slipper Casino Hotel, Fontainebleau State Park
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fontainebleau State Park ©
Fontainebleau State Park
INFINITY Science Center ©
INFINITY Science Center

1
night
Covington

Covington ©
Covington is a city in and the parish seat of St. On the 3rd (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Abita Mystery House.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Covington road trip site .

Traveling by car from Slidell to Covington takes an hour. July in Covington sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vacherie.

Things to do in Covington

Parks Wildlife Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Abita Springs, Global Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Global Wildlife Center ©
Global Wildlife Center
Abita Mystery House ©
Abita Mystery House

3
nights
Vacherie

Vacherie ©
Vacherie is a small unincorporated community in St. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, relax in the rural setting at St. Joseph Plantation, then admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation, and finally make a trip to Donaldsonvillle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Evergreen Plantation, then admire the natural beauty at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vacherie travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Covington to Vacherie in 1.5 hours. July in Vacherie sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 73°F at night. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Vacherie

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Evergreen Plantation, Donaldsonvillle, San Francisco Plantation, Nottoway Plantation, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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