5 days in New Orleans & Washington DC Itinerary

5 days in New Orleans & Washington DC Itinerary

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5 days in New Orleans & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  23​h
1
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Christchurch

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans tour itinerary planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to New Orleans is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 18 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Christchurch in September, with highs in New Orleans at 33°C and lows at 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Faulkner House Books ©
Faulkner House Books

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online visit planner .

You can fly from New Orleans to Washington DC in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Washington DC when traveling from New Orleans in September, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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