5 days in Louisiana Itinerary

5 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana itinerary planner

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New Orleans
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New Orleans

— 4 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 French Quarter and Nottoway Plantation for their historical value. The National WWII Museum and St. Louis Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Garden District, examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, and get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans sightseeing planner.

Newark to New Orleans is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to New Orleans. When traveling from Newark in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

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Louisiana travel guide

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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.