45 days in Oak Ridge, New Orleans & Jasper Itinerary

45 days in Oak Ridge, New Orleans & Jasper Itinerary

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Fly to McGhee Tyson Airport, Drive to Oak Ridge
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Oak Ridge
— 9 nights
Drive to McGhee Tyson Airport, Fly to New Orleans
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New Orleans
— 27 nights
Drive
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Jasper
— 8 nights
Drive to George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport, Fly to Las Vegas

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Oak Ridge — 9 nights

Oak Ridge is a city in Anderson and Roane counties in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Tennessee, about 25mi west of Knoxville. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary and Natural Arch Scenic Area. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Fall Creek Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Oak Ridge: Ducktown Basin Museum (in Ducktown), Swift Museum Foundation (in Athens) and Museum of Appalachia (in Clinton). Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park, contemplate the long history of Boy Scouts Sign, get engrossed in the history at Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park and Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Secret City Commemorative Walk.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Oak Ridge trip itinerary planner.

Las Vegas to Oak Ridge is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Oak Ridge is 3 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect Oak Ridge to be slightly colder, temps between 87°F and 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 27 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.
Visit Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Houmas House and Gardens for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Lawn Metairie and Whitney Plantation. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Bocage Plantation (in Darrow), Vacherie (Oak Alley Plantation & St. Joseph Plantation) and Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, take an in-depth tour of USS Kidd, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, and stroll around Audubon Park.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Oak Ridge to New Orleans. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Oak Ridge in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jasper.
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Jasper — 8 nights

Jasper is a city and the county seat of Jasper County, Texas, in the United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store and Mission Dolores State Historic Site. Popular historic sites such as Melrose Plantation and Fort St. Jean Baptiste are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jasper: Natchitoches (Historic District Shopping, Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum, &more), Patricia Huffman Smith Nasa Museum Remembering Columbia (in Hemphill) and Natchitoches Pecans (in Cloutierville). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Mansfield State Historic Site, immerse yourself in nature at Lake Livingston State Park, try to win big at Naskila Gaming, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sam Rayburn Reservoir.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jasper trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Jasper in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in July: highs in Jasper hover around 92°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.
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