7 days in New Orleans Itinerary

7 days in New Orleans Itinerary

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New Orleans
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Royal Street. Head to Frenchmen Street and Faulkner House Booksfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Whitney Plantation (in Edgard), Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell). Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through French Quarter, make a trip to Jackson Square, explore the world behind art at Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the New Orleans road trip planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Gulfport Biloxi International Airport and Baton Rouge Metropolitan, Ryan Field. In December, daily temperatures in New Orleans can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New Orleans

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Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Whitney Plantation, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
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