7 days in Louisiana, Mississippi & Alabama Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Orange Beach
— 1 night


New Orleans — 3 nights

The Big Easy

New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, and examine the collection at Cabildo.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner.

New York City to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Biloxi.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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Biloxi — 2 nights

Playground of the South

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): tee off at Fallen Oak Golf Course, admire the masterpieces at Walter Anderson Museum of Art, then head outdoors with Dailey Charters, and finally make a trip to Hurricane Katrina Memorial. On your second day here, take advantage of the amenities at Presley's Outing, get engrossed in the history at Conde-Charlotte Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Biloxi day trip site.

You can drive from New Orleans to Biloxi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in May, expect nights in Biloxi to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Orange Beach.
Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Golf
Side Trips
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Orange Beach — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Orange Beach Waterfront Park, get to know the fascinating history of Foley Art Center, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Orange Beach day trip planner.

You can drive from Biloxi to Orange Beach in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Orange Beach, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
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Louisiana travel guide

The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.

Mississippi travel guide

The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.

Alabama travel guide

Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · Historic Sites
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.