5 days in New Orleans & Las Vegas Itinerary

5 days in New Orleans & Las Vegas Itinerary

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5 days in New Orleans & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Mobile
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Mobile

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Garden District, stop by Faulkner House Books, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary planner .

Mobile to New Orleans is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. While traveling from Mobile, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

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

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, casinos, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy some diversion at Paris Las Vegas, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas journey planning website .

Getting from New Orleans to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in December, expect little chillier with lows of 39°F in Las Vegas. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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