4 days in Destrehan & New Orleans Area Itinerary

4 days in Destrehan & New Orleans Area Itinerary

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4 days in Destrehan & New Orleans Area Itinerary

Start: Harlingen
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Harlingen


Destrehan ©
Destrehan is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Airboat Tours. On the 23rd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Destrehan Plantation, then take a tour by water with Airboat Tours, and then steep yourself in history at San Francisco Plantation.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Destrehan journey planner.

Harlingen to Destrehan is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. While traveling from Harlingen, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Destrehan, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Destrehan

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Airboat Tours, San Francisco Plantation
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Destrehan Plantation ©
Destrehan Plantation
San Francisco Plantation ©
San Francisco Plantation

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Escape My Room New Orleans and Ultimate Swamp Adventures. Kids will appreciate attractions like Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Global Wildlife Center (in Folsom) and Pontchartrain Vineyards (in Bush). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, have some family-friendly fun at Riverwalk Amusement, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip website .

New Orleans is very close to Destrehan. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Destrehan in July: highs in New Orleans hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Global Wildlife Center, Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery, Pontchartrain Vineyards
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Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Kayaking & Canoeing
Ultimate Swamp Adventures ©
Ultimate Swamp Adventures