37 days in New Orleans & Denver Itinerary

37 days in New Orleans & Denver Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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New Orleans
— 11 nights
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Denver
— 25 nights
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New Orleans

— 11 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The National WWII Museum and Jackson Square. Let the collections at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and Cabildo capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Baton Rouge (St. Joseph Cathedral & Louisiana State Archives), Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle) and Madewood Plantation (in Napoleonville). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church, and catch all the local highlights with Happiness Bayou Tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans tour itinerary planning site.

Washington to New Orleans is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Washington in July, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Denver.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Denver

— 25 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Molly Brown House Museum and Colorado Model Railroad Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like South Park City Museum and Abbey of St. Walburga. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City), Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing, Argo Mill and Tunnel, &more) and Nederland (Hessie Trailhead & Caribou Ranch Open Space). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Garden of the Gods, explore by horseback at Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail, trek along Gateway Mesa Open Space Park, and admire all the interesting features of Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Denver day trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Denver in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Denver. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and cooler nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 60°F. On the 10th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips