8 days in Destin & New Orleans Itinerary

8 days in Destin & New Orleans Itinerary

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8 days in Destin & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Miramar Beach
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
2
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Columbus

3
nights
Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach ©
Miramar Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Walton County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Sands Beach, then kick back and relax at Santa Rosa Beach, then make a trip to Village of Baytowne Wharf, and finally look for gifts at Waterfront Gifts and Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Henderson Beach State Park, then don't miss a visit to Destin Harbor Boardwalk, and then explore the activities along Destin Harbor.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Miramar Beach trip maker website .

Columbus to Miramar Beach is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Columbus in June, Miramar Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miramar Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Destin, Santa Rosa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
The Village of Baytowne Wharf ©
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Destin Harbor Boardwalk ©
Destin Harbor Boardwalk

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jackson Square and Louisiana Children's Museum. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans travel site .

Getting from Miramar Beach to New Orleans by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Miramar Beach in June, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (83°F), and nights are a bit warmer (83°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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