9 days in Wichita & New Orleans Itinerary

9 days in Wichita & New Orleans Itinerary

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9 days in Wichita & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: New York City
foot + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Wichita
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
End: New York City

4
nights
Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad and Old Cowtown Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Cosmosphere and Coleman Museum and Factory Outlet. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wichita: Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum (in Abilene), Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (in Strong City) and Strataca (in Hutchinson). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of World Treasures, walk around Harrison Park, and make a trip to The Keeper of the Plains.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Wichita day trip planning app .

New York City to Wichita is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Wichita, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hutchinson, Abilene, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
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Cosmosphere ©
Cosmosphere
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve ©
Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum ©

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Evergreen Plantation and Lake Lawn Metairie. Take a break from the city and head to Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery and Global Wildlife Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Smith H J & Sons General Store and Museum (in Covington), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, put a fun spin on your tour with Escape My Room New Orleans, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, and don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Wichita to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Wichita, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Covington, St. Joseph Plantation, Whitney Plantation, Evergreen Plantation, Global Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church
Garden District ©
Garden District
Global Wildlife Center ©
Global Wildlife Center

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