9 days in Orange Beach, Gulfport & New Orleans Itinerary

9 days in Orange Beach, Gulfport & New Orleans Itinerary

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9 days in Orange Beach, Gulfport & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + taxi:  7​h
1
Orange Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gulfport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Boston

2
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach ©
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): stop by Pepper Palace. On your second day here, push the limits with an extreme tour, then brush up on your military savvy at National Naval Aviation Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Wharf Ferris Wheel.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Orange Beach trip maker tool .

Boston to Orange Beach is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to Orange Beach due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Boston, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Orange Beach, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Gulfport.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

National Naval Aviation Museum
Highlights from your plan
National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pepper Palace ©
Pepper Palace

2
nights
Gulfport

Gulfport ©
Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi after the state capital, Jackson. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): have fun and explore at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, stop by Realizations - The Walter Anderson Shop, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Catholic Church, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Dailey Charters, examine the collection at Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Friendship Oak.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gulfport trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Orange Beach to Gulfport takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Gulfport are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Gulfport

Museums Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

St. Michael's Catholic Church, Realizations - The Walter Anderson Shop, Friendship Oak
Highlights from your plan
Friendship Oak ©
Friendship Oak
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center ©
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

4
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, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, take a stroll through Royal Street, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gulfport to New Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Gulfport in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

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