8 days in New Orleans & Orlando Itinerary

8 days in New Orleans & Orlando Itinerary

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8 days in New Orleans & Orlando Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans travel planner .

Toronto, Canada to New Orleans is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 24°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

4
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 11th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 12th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld Orlando.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando day trip website .

Getting from New Orleans to Orlando by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Orlando due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Orlando, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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