5 days in Louisiana Itinerary

5 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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5 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  4​h
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Chicago

4
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Head to Royal Street and Frenchmen Streetfor some retail therapy. Chalmette National Historical Park and French Quarter are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Tammany Trace (in Covington) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell). Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans itinerary planner.

Chicago to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in January, things will get much warmer in New Orleans: highs are around 59°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Tammany Trace
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Royal Street ©
Royal Street
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

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