45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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New Orleans
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Pensacola Beach
— 8 nights
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New Smyrna Beach
— 1 night
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Pensacola Beach
— 9 nights
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New Smyrna Beach
— 1 night
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Pensacola Beach
— 14 nights
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Lafayette
— 9 nights

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

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.
On the 13th (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans visit planning site.

Seattle to New Orleans is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. In November, New Orleans is somewhat warmer than Seattle - with highs of 62°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Ghost & Vampire Tours

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Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pensacola Beach: Navarre (Wabi Sabi Day Spa & Island Style). It doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour and test your team's savvy at Amazing Escapes Gulf Breeze.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pensacola Beach online road trip planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Pensacola Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. When traveling from New Orleans in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Pensacola Beach, with highs around 72°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for New Smyrna Beach.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

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Fishing Charters & Tours
Island Style ©
Island Style

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New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach ©
New Smyrna Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States, located on the central east coast of the state, with the Atlantic Ocean to the east. On the 22nd (Sun), get all the equipment you need at Gear Rentals, stroll around Smyrna Dunes Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ponce Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum, look for gifts at The Posh Pineapple, then shop like a local with The Hub on Canal, then enjoy the sand and surf at New Smyrna Town Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Ponce Inlet Jetty.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New Smyrna Beach trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Pensacola Beach to New Smyrna Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Pensacola Beach to New Smyrna Beach, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pensacola Beach in November, New Smyrna Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in New Smyrna Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
New Smyrna Town Beach ©
New Smyrna Town Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum ©
Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum

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Pensacola Beach

Venture out of the city with trips to Visitors Information Center (in Perdido Key) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Navarre). Explore Pensacola Beach further: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pensacola Beach driving holiday planner.

Getting from New Smyrna Beach to Pensacola Beach by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Smyrna Beach to Pensacola Beach due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Smyrna Beach in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Pensacola Beach, with lows around 52°F. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New Smyrna Beach.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Spas · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Spas
Fishing Charters & Tours

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New Smyrna Beach

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): tour in harmony with nature at Eco Tours, then push the limits with Jet Stream Flyboarding, and then enjoy the sea views from Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New Smyrna Beach trip builder site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Pensacola Beach to New Smyrna Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pensacola Beach to New Smyrna Beach. In December, New Smyrna Beach is a bit warmer than Pensacola Beach - with highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in New Smyrna Beach

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

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Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach ©
Explore Pensacola Beach's surroundings by going to Gulf Shores (Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, &more), Blackwater River State Park (in Holt) and Navarre (Navarre Beach, Hidden Creek Golf Club, &more). See some other sides of Pensacola Beach: stroll through Gulf Islands National Seashore, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Gulf Breeze ZOO, indulge in some personalized pampering at Gail Walsh Massage & Skincare Co., and see some colorful creatures with Jolly Sailing and Dolphin Cruises.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pensacola Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Smyrna Beach to Pensacola Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New Smyrna Beach in December; daily highs in Pensacola Beach reach 67°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Jolly Sailing and Dolphin Cruises ©
Jolly Sailing and Dolphin Cruises
Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach

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Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Explore Lafayette's surroundings by going to Baton Rouge (State Capitol Welcome Center, St. Joseph Cathedral, &more), New Iberia (Shadows on the Teche & Conrad Rice Museum) and Jungle Gardens (in Avery Island). There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours, get engrossed in the history at Acadian Cultural Center, stroll the grounds of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, and don't miss a visit to Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lafayette day trip planner.

Drive from Pensacola Beach to Lafayette in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 48°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lafayette

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Parks · Casinos

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours ©
Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville

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