22 days in Orlando & New Orleans Itinerary

22 days in Orlando & New Orleans Itinerary

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22 days in Orlando & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Orlando
1
Orlando
— 8 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 12 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Orlando

8
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Andy Romano Beachfront Park and Cocoa Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ormond Beach (in Ormond Beach), Daytona Beach (Halifax River, Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, & more) and Congo River Golf (in Kissimmee). Have a day of magic on the 25th (Sat) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Pack the 2nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort, browse the different shops at Disney Springs, get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Premium Outlets - Vineland Avenue, and look for gifts at The Mall at Millenia.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando sightseeing planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Orlando. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Congo River Golf, Cocoa Beach, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Disney's Animal Kingdom ©
Disney's Animal Kingdom

12
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.
Let the collections at The National WWII Museum and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium capture your imagination. Head to Royal Street and Jamie Hayes Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie) and Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle). Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to French Quarter, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, stop by Louisiana Music Factory, and see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Orlando to New Orleans takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Orlando in September, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 83°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nottoway Plantation, Oak Alley Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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