7 days in New Jersey & Louisiana Itinerary

7 days in New Jersey & Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
— 1 night
Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
New Orleans
— 5 nights



— 1 night
Montclair is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Dey Mansion Washington's Headquarters, enjoy some diversion at Gun For Hire Shooting Range, then explore the world behind art at Clifton Arts Center and Sculpture Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Lyndhurst Historical Society - Little Red Schoolhouse. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Eagle Rock Reservation, then meet the residents at Turtle Back Zoo, then walk around South Mountain Reservation, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Montclair journey builder site.

New York City to Montclair is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from New York City in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 30°F in Montclair. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Montclair

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.
Family-friendly places like The National WWII Museum and French Quarter will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: walk around New Orleans City Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, examine the collection at Cabildo, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Montclair to New Orleans with the Route module. Traveling from Montclair to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montclair in December, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit warmer (57°F), and nights are much warmer (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

New Jersey travel guide

Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.

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.