8 days in New Orleans, Biloxi & Tunica Itinerary

8 days in New Orleans, Biloxi & Tunica Itinerary

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8 days in New Orleans, Biloxi & Tunica Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Biloxi
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Tunica
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Louisville

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.
Shop till you drop at Frenchmen Street and Louisiana Music Factory. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, make a trip to Jackson Square, take a stroll through Royal Street, and stroll around New Orleans City Park.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans route planner .

Louisville to New Orleans is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Louisville in October: highs in New Orleans hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Biloxi.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
Garden District ©
Garden District
Frenchmen Street ©
Frenchmen Street

2
nights
Biloxi

Biloxi
A busy city on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is one of the nation's oldest communities, first settled by Europeans in 1699.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): try your luck at Beau Rivage Casino and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Biloxi Beach.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Biloxi trip planner .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Biloxi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Biloxi, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tunica.

Things to do in Biloxi

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

2
nights
Tunica

Tunica ©
Tunica is a town in and the county seat of Tunica County, Mississippi, near the Mississippi River. On the 10th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of The Delta Blues Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Rock & Blues Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Stan Streets Hambone Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at Tunica Museum, then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, and then try to win big at Gold Strike Casino.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tunica trip planning tool .

You can fly from Biloxi to Tunica in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Biloxi in October: high temperatures in Tunica hover around 76°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tunica

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trip

Clarksdale
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica
The Delta Blues Museum ©
The Delta Blues Museum
The Rock & Blues Museum ©
The Rock & Blues Museum

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