7 days in New Orleans & Fredericksburg Itinerary

7 days in New Orleans & Fredericksburg Itinerary

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7 days in New Orleans & Fredericksburg Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  5​h
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, take a stroll through Royal Street, stroll around New Orleans City Park, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner.

Washington DC to New Orleans is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in February, expect nights in New Orleans to be much hotter, around 56°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

1
night
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Laser Quest Potomac Mills, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and then pause for some photo ops at Kirkland Monument. Keep things going the next day: bet on your favorite at Dominion Speedway, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then trek along Virginia Civil War Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Fredericksburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Fredericksburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New Orleans in February: highs in Fredericksburg hover around 50°F, while lows dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Fun & Games Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Laser Quest Potomac Mills, Dominion Speedway, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
Dominion Speedway ©
Dominion Speedway
Room Escape Games

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