5 days in Louisiana & San Juan Itinerary

5 days in Louisiana & San Juan Itinerary

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New Orleans, United States
— 2 nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights


New Orleans, United States

— 2 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.
Family-friendly places like The National WWII Museum and French Quarter will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and stop by Maskarade.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans route planning website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Gulfport Biloxi International Airport and Trent Lott International Airport. In September in New Orleans, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 83°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to San Juan.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

San Juan, Puerto Rico

— 2 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): kick back and relax at Condado Beach, get a sense of history and politics at The Capitol of Puerto Rico, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista and then steep yourself in history at Old San Juan.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Juan online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from New Orleans to San Juan in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in September: highs in San Juan hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Louisiana travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.