6 days in Louisiana Itinerary

6 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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New Orleans

— 5 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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, take a stroll through Garden District, walk around New Orleans City Park, and surround yourself with nature on Happiness Bayou Tours.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans travel planning website.

New York City to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Louisiana travel guide

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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.