5 days in Columbus Junction & New Orleans Itinerary

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Columbus Junction
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New Orleans
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Columbus Junction — 1 night

Columbus Junction is a city in Louisa County, Iowa, United States. On the 29th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Swedish American Museum and Historical Society, kick back and relax at Lake Darling State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Kalona Historical Village.

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Cedar Rapids to Columbus Junction is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive. In July, daytime highs in Columbus Junction are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
You'll explore and learn at The National WWII Museum and Jamie Hayes Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Lake Lawn Metairie and Immaculate Conception Church. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, stop by Boutique du Vampyre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Columbus Junction to New Orleans. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Columbus Junction in July, with lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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