5 days in New Orleans & Fort Walton Beach Itinerary

5 days in New Orleans & Fort Walton Beach Itinerary

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5 days in New Orleans & Fort Walton Beach Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Fort Walton Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Dallas

3
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 Faulkner House Booksfor some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Garden District and French Quarter. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Slidell, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

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Dallas to New Orleans is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Dallas in May, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fort Walton Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

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Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

1
night
Fort Walton Beach

Fort Walton Beach ©
Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. On the 24th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Okaloosa Island and then learn about all things military at Air Force Armament Museum.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fort Walton Beach holiday planner .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Fort Walton Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you will find days in Fort Walton Beach are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are a bit cooler (64°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Walton Beach

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Okaloosa Island ©
Okaloosa Island
Air Force Armament Museum ©
Air Force Armament Museum

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