45 days in Oak Ridge, New Orleans & Jasper Itinerary

45 days in Oak Ridge, New Orleans & Jasper Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to McGhee Tyson Airport, Drive to Oak Ridge
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Oak Ridge
— 9 nights
Drive to McGhee Tyson Airport, Fly to New Orleans
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New Orleans
— 27 nights
Drive
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Jasper
— 8 nights
Drive to George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport, Fly to Las Vegas

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Oak Ridge

— 9 nights
Oak Ridge is a city in Anderson and Roane counties in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Tennessee, about 25mi west of Knoxville. Historic Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary and Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park and Museum will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at American Museum of Science and Energy and Museum of Appalachia. Explore Oak Ridge's surroundings by going to The Miner's Circle - Mine Explosion Graves (in Rocky Top), Ducktown (Ducktown Basin Museum & River Rafting & Tubing) and Swift Museum Foundation (in Athens). Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cumberland Caverns, steep yourself in history at Boy Scouts Sign, admire the sheer force of Fall Creek Falls, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Secret City Commemorative Walk.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Oak Ridge trip planner.

Las Vegas to Oak Ridge is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Oak Ridge due to the time zone difference. In June, Oak Ridge is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Oak Ridge

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 27 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.
Visit Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Oak Alley Plantation for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Lawn Metairie and Evergreen Plantation. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Darrow (Bocage Plantation & Houmas House and Gardens). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church, examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, look for gifts at Hex: Old World Witchery, and learn about all things military at USS Kidd.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Oak Ridge to New Orleans. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oak Ridge to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oak Ridge in June, New Orleans is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jasper.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Jasper

— 8 nights
Jasper is a city and the county seat of Jasper County, Texas, in the United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store and Melrose Plantation. Popular historic sites such as Mission Dolores State Historic Site and The Minor Basilica Of The Immaculate Conception are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jasper: Patricia Huffman Smith Nasa Museum Remembering Columbia (in Hemphill), Natchitoches (Historic District Shopping, Fort St. Jean Baptiste, &more) and Natchitoches Pecans (in Cloutierville). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Mansfield State Historic Site, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery, try to win big at Naskila Gaming, and get engrossed in the history at Heritage Village Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jasper trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Jasper in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in July: highs in Jasper hover around 92°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jasper

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips