8 days in New Orleans & Destin Itinerary

8 days in New Orleans & Destin Itinerary

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8 days in New Orleans & Destin Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Sandestin
— 5 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: Dallas

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Sat), admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, then make a trip to Jackson Square, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner .

Dallas to New Orleans is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Dallas in July, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 80°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sandestin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Garden District ©
Garden District
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

5
nights
Sandestin

Sandestin ©
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a 2400acre destination resort in Miramar Beach, Florida, United States, on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Attractions like Navarre Beach and Santa Rosa Beach make great kid-friendly stops. We've included these beaches for you: Henderson Beach State Park and Destin Harbor Boardwalk. Change things up with these side-trips from Sandestin: Fort Walton Beach (Okaloosa Island, Air Force Armament Museum, & more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Crystal Sands Beach, look for gifts at Waterfront Gifts and Art, play a few rounds at Sandestin Golf Resort - Raven, Burnt Pine, Baytowne, The Links, and take a stroll through HarborWalk Village.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sandestin online trip planner .

You can drive from New Orleans to Sandestin in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from New Orleans in July, expect nights in Sandestin to be about the same, around 78°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sandestin

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Navarre Beach, Waterfront Gifts and Art
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Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
The Village of Baytowne Wharf ©
The Village of Baytowne Wharf

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