28 days in New Orleans & Chesapeake Bay Itinerary

28 days in New Orleans & Chesapeake Bay Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Canberra
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
New Orleans
— 19 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
2
Gloucester
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Reedville
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Colonial Beach
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: Canberra

19
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 Chalmette National Historical Park and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at The National WWII Museum and Jackson Square. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Crosby Arboretum (in Picayune), Abita Springs (Tammany Trace & Abita Mystery House) and Slidell (Camp Salmen Nature Park, Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge, &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Tammany Trace.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planning website.

Canberra, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 23.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Canberra to New Orleans is minus 16 hours. When traveling from Canberra in October, plan for little chillier days and much hotter nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gloucester.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Slidell, Covington, Mandeville, Ocean Springs, Abita Springs
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

4
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester Courthouse is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Gloucester County, Virginia, United States. Get in touch with nature at Beaverdam Park and Tyndall's Point Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Menokin and Essex County Museum and Historical Society. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gloucester: Irvington (Historic Christ Church, Steamboat Era Museum, &more) and Chelsea Plantation (in West Point). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Gloucester Point Beach Park, stop by Whitley's Peanut Factory, steep yourself in history at Rosewell Ruins, and see the interesting displays at The Gloucester Museum of History.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Gloucester tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from New Orleans to Gloucester. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Gloucester, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Reedville.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Irvington, Menokin, Chelsea Plantation, Essex County Museum and Historical Society
Highlights from your plan
Menokin ©
Menokin
Essex County Museum and Historical Society ©
Essex County Museum and Historical Society
Historic Christ Church ©
Historic Christ Church

1
night
Reedville

Reedville ©
Reedville is an unincorporated town in Northumberland County in the Northern Neck region of the U.S. On the 14th (Sat), play a few rounds at Golden Eagle Golf Club, look for all kinds of wild species at Hughlett Point Natural Area, and then do a tasting at Good Luck Cellars.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Reedville trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Gloucester to Reedville in 1.5 hours. In November in Reedville, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Colonial Beach.

Things to do in Reedville

Golf Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Good Luck Cellars, Golden Eagle Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Golden Eagle Golf Club ©
Golden Eagle Golf Club
Good Luck Cellars ©
Good Luck Cellars

1
night
Colonial Beach

Colonial Beach ©
Colonial Beach is a town in Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): appreciate the history behind George Washington Birthplace National Monument and then admire the majestic nature at Westmoreland State Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Colonial Beach vacation builder site.

You can drive from Reedville to Colonial Beach in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colonial Beach

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Westmoreland State Park ©
Westmoreland State Park
George Washington Birthplace National Monument ©

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