9 days in New Orleans, New York City & Boston Itinerary

9 days in New Orleans, New York City & Boston Itinerary

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9 days in New Orleans, New York City & Boston Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
2
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: San Diego

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, examine the collection at Cabildo, then get to know the fascinating history of Bourbon Street, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Royal Street, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

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San Diego to New Orleans is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Traveling from San Diego in August, New Orleans is a bit warmer at night with lows of 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 12th (Sun), make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, then admire the striking features of Federal Hall, then get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and finally browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to New York City is 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in New York City when traveling from New Orleans in August, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jenness State Beach and Boston Public Garden. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Fine Arts and John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library. Take a break from Boston with a short trip to Wallis Sands State Beach in Rye, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through North End, buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, get to know the fascinating history of Louisburg Square, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Boston Common.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Boston tour itinerary app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Boston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Boston, with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Wallis Sands State Beach, Jenness State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
North End ©
North End
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ©
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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