6 days in New Orleans & Asheville Itinerary

6 days in New Orleans & Asheville Itinerary

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6 days in New Orleans & Asheville Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  5​h
1
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

2
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: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, don't miss a visit to French Quarter, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary builder .

Washington DC to New Orleans is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Washington DC in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Dark Corner Distillery (in Greenville), Gatlinburg (Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Sugarlands Distilling Company, & more) and Suber's Mill (in Greer). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Biltmore, take in the exciting artwork at Philip DeAngelo Studio, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Asheville trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from New Orleans to Asheville in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Asheville is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Asheville: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Carolina Bison Farm, Suber's Mill, Dark Corner Distillery
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

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