19 days in Washington DC, Gatlinburg & New Orleans Itinerary

19 days in Washington DC, Gatlinburg & New Orleans Itinerary

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19 days in Washington DC, Gatlinburg & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
New Orleans
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: London

5
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Capitol Hill. Kids will enjoy Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Turkey Run Park. Get outdoors at National Zoological Park and Theodore Roosevelt Island Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Gettysburg (Confederate Trails of Gettysburg, Rupp House, & more) and George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and view the masterpieces at Torpedo Factory Art Center.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary planning tool .

London, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or fly. Traveling from London to Washington DC, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Alexandria, Arlington, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Turkey Run Park
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

5
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Appalachian Underground. Museum-lovers will get to explore Fowler's Clay Works and Titanic Museum Attraction. Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork and Zipline. When in Gatlinburg, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Hartford, approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Old Mill, get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and make a splash at Dollywood.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Washington DC to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing, Appalachian Underground
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

7
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours, Jamie Hayes Gallery, and other attractions. French Quarter and Royal Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate The National WWII Museum and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Vacherie (St. Joseph Plantation & Oak Alley Plantation). Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street, pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read New Orleans visit planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Gatlinburg to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gatlinburg to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Gatlinburg in August, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 32°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Vacherie, Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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