5 days in New Orleans & Santa Fe Itinerary

5 days in New Orleans & Santa Fe Itinerary

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5 days in New Orleans & Santa Fe Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

2
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.
On the 15th (Sat), admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, stop by Faulkner House Books, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and finally wander the streets of Garden District. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around New Orleans City Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip maker .

Orlando to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Orlando, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Taos Pueblo, take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and then explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Santa Fe day trip planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Santa Fe in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in June, expect nights in Santa Fe to be colder, around 56°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 89°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Taos, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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