9 days in New Orleans & Hilo Itinerary

9 days in New Orleans & Hilo Itinerary

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9 days in New Orleans & Hilo Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  23​h
1
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
2
Hilo
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and River Road African-American Museum (in Donaldsonville). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to New Orleans is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect nights in New Orleans to be much hotter, around 31°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Oak Alley Plantation, Whitney Plantation, River Road African-American Museum, Madewood Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
Hilo

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
On the 8th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, learn more about the world around you at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, and then admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hilo trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from New Orleans to Hilo in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 25°C in Hilo. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

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