5 days in New Orleans Itinerary

5 days in New Orleans Itinerary

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5 days in New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  7 h
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Detroit

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bombay Club, The Spotted Cat Music Club and Doctor Gumbo Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Street and French Quarter. For shopping fun, head to Frenchmen Street or Louisiana Music Factory. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Bourbon Street, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and look for all kinds of wild species at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans road trip planning app .

Detroit to New Orleans is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Detroit in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 82°F. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Oak Alley Plantation, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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