6 days in Louisiana, Alabama's Gulf Coast & Arkansas Itinerary

6 days in Louisiana, Alabama's Gulf Coast & Arkansas Itinerary

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New Orleans
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New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The National WWII Museum and Jackson Square. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo, wander the streets of Frenchmen Street, and admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary maker tool.

New York City to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from New York City in November since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods


— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then get engrossed in the history at Conde-Charlotte Museum, and then learn about all things military at Battleship USS ALABAMA.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mobile holiday planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Mobile in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in November, expect nights in Mobile to be a bit cooler, around 50°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can fly to Bentonville.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites


— 1 night
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): have fun and explore at Scott Family Amazeum, then admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Native American History.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bentonville road trip site.

Fly from Mobile to Bentonville in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, Bentonville is slightly colder than Mobile - with highs of 59°F and lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Louisiana travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.

Arkansas travel guide

State Parks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.