6 days in Denver, New Orleans & Alexandria Itinerary

6 days in Denver, New Orleans & Alexandria Itinerary

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6 days in Denver, New Orleans & Alexandria Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Denver
— Few hours
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
New Orleans
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 15​min
5
Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Colorado Springs

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Denver

Denver
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary tool .

Colorado Springs to Denver is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You'll set off for New Orleans on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum and then take a stroll through Royal Street. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your New Orleans trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of train and flight from Denver to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Alexandria is the ninth-largest city in the state of Louisiana and is the parish seat of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store and Melrose Plantation. You'll explore and learn at Alexandria Museum of Art and Fort Polk Museum. Explore Alexandria's surroundings by going to Coushatta Casino Resort (in Kinder) and Historic District Shopping (in Natchitoches). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Kent Plantation House and make a trip to River Oaks Square Arts Center.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria journey maker website .

You can drive from New Orleans to Alexandria in 3.5 hours. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Alexandria, with highs around 90°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Natchitoches, Coushatta Casino Resort, Melrose Plantation, Fort Polk Museum
Highlights from your plan
Melrose Plantation ©
Melrose Plantation
Alexandria Museum of Art ©
Alexandria Museum of Art

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night
New Orleans

New Orleans
For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Alexandria to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Alexandria in September, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 83°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. You'll set off for Denver on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in New Orleans

Tours Nightlife Outdoors

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Denver

Denver ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum and then engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Denver road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from New Orleans to Denver takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in September, expect colder with lows of 52°F in Denver. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Nightlife Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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