8 days in New Orleans & Clearwater Itinerary

8 days in New Orleans & Clearwater Itinerary

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8 days in New Orleans & Clearwater Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6​h 30​min
2
Clearwater
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Dublin

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Audubon Zoo. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Vacherie to see Oak Alley Plantation about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, stroll around New Orleans City Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans sightseeing planning website .

Dublin, Ireland to New Orleans is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Dublin to New Orleans, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dublin in April, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Vacherie
Highlights from your plan
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
New Orleans City Park ©
New Orleans City Park

2
nights
Clearwater

Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Treasure Island Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Clearwater: Sunshine Skyway Bridge (in Tampa), Sarasota (Siesta Key Rum, Ca d'Zan Mansion, & more) and Saint Pete Beach (in St. Pete Beach). There's more to do: take in the waterfront at Pier 60.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Clearwater trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from New Orleans to Clearwater by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Clearwater due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Clearwater: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sarasota, Treasure Island Beach, Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Saint Pete Beach
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens ©
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

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