4 days in Philadelphia & New Orleans Itinerary

4 days in Philadelphia & New Orleans Itinerary

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4 days in Philadelphia & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Philadelphia

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 1st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then ponder the design of Longwood Gardens. On the next day, walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Philadelphia. December in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Longwood Gardens
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally take a stroll through Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, and then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planning website .

Getting from Philadelphia to New Orleans by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Philadelphia in December, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit warmer (57°F), and nights are much hotter (57°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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

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