8 days in New Orleans, Rocky Mount & Myrtle Beach Itinerary

8 days in New Orleans, Rocky Mount & Myrtle Beach Itinerary

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8 days in New Orleans, Rocky Mount & Myrtle Beach Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
2
Rocky Mount
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h
4
New Orleans
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as Garden District and Jackson Square are in your itinerary. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The adventure continues: make a trip to French Quarter, meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and get to know the fascinating history of Bourbon Street.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planning tool .

Phoenix to New Orleans is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to New Orleans is 1 hour. While traveling from Phoenix, expect cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rocky Mount.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
nights
Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount ©
Rocky Mount is a city in Edgecombe and Nash counties in the Atlantic coastal plain region of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Historic Halifax and then identify plant and animal life at Sylvan Heights Bird Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, then explore and take pictures at Five County Stadium, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Koi Pond Brewing Company.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rocky Mount trip itinerary site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from New Orleans to Rocky Mount. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Rocky Mount is 1 hour. Expect much colder evenings in Rocky Mount when traveling from New Orleans in March, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Rocky Mount

Parks Wildlife Breweries

Side Trips

Historic Halifax, Sylvan Heights Bird Park, Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, Five County Stadium
Highlights from your plan
Sylvan Heights Bird Park ©
Sylvan Heights Bird Park
Historic Halifax ©
Historic Halifax
Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park ©
Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

1
night
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Myrtle Beach SkyWheel and then kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium, then identify plant and animal life at Alligator Adventure, and then take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Rocky Mount to Myrtle Beach in 4 hours. Traveling from Rocky Mount in March, Myrtle Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Alligator Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Ripley's Aquarium ©
Ripley's Aquarium
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Alligator Adventure ©
Alligator Adventure

1
day
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at The National WWII Museum and then wander the streets of Royal Street.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Myrtle Beach to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Myrtle Beach to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Myrtle Beach in March, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

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