3 days in Michigan & Louisiana Itinerary

3 days in Michigan & Louisiana Itinerary

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Start: Dallas
+2
Tram + Foot + Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 45 min
2
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Dallas

1
night
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
On the 2nd (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Rapids tour itinerary planner.

Dallas to Grand Rapids is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of tram and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in June, expect Grand Rapids to be a bit cooler, temps between 79°F and 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
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Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park ©
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ©
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to French Quarter, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Grand Rapids to New Orleans takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Rapids in June, plan for much hotter nights in New Orleans, with lows around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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