5 days in New Orleans Area Itinerary

5 days in New Orleans Area Itinerary

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5 days in New Orleans Area Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
End: New York City

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.
Appreciate the collections at The National WWII Museum and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. Get some historical perspective at Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans route website .

New York City to New Orleans is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from New York City in June since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral