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Denver to New Orleans drive

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  Denver
 Raton (New Mexico)
 Amarillo
 Meers
 Dallas
 Shreveport
 Baton Rouge
   New Orleans 
driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Denver to New Orleans road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Denver to New Orleans. If you're planning a road trip to New Orleans, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Denver and New Orleans. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Denver and New Orleans. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Denver
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:27 pm  Raton (New Mexico)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:27 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

6:02 pm  Amarillo
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Amarillo
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:27 pm  Meers
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:27 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

6:00 pm  Dallas
eat at Pecan Lodge
stay overnight at Hotel Zaza Dallas
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Hotel Zaza Dallas
drive for about 3 hours

1:01 pm  Shreveport
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:01 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

5:42 pm  Baton Rouge
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:42 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:59 pm  arrive in New Orleans
eat at Café du Monde
stay at Hotel Monteleone

day 3 driving ≈ 8 hours
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Denver to New Orleans questions

profile  Hollis asked:
Drive through restaurants?  (0 answers)


Where should I stop along the way?

Raton (New Mexico)

Amarillo  (26 answers)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE

Meers

Dallas  (118 answers)
    Perot Museum of Nature and Science  (14 mentions)
    Dallas Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
    The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza  (10 mentions)
    Nasher Sculpture Center  (9 mentions)
    Klyde Warren Park  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Dallas:
        Pecan Lodge
        Lockhart Smokehouse
        Peggy Sue BBQ
        Smoke
        Oddfellows
    hotels around Dallas:
        Hotel Zaza Dallas
        Belmont Hotel Dallas
        Rosewood Crescent Hotel
    questions about Dallas:
        Where is the best barbeque in Dallas?
        Where to go for lunch in Dallas?
        What's the best neighborhood in Dallas for a first time visitor?
        Best breakfast spots in Dallas?
        Going to Dallas for 2 weeks - what to see?

Shreveport  (17 answers)
    R.W. Norton Art Gallery  (2 mentions)
    questions about Shreveport:
        Best free things to do in Shreveport?

Baton Rouge  (21 answers)
    Chelsea's Cafe  (4 mentions)
    The Varsity Theatre  (3 mentions)
    questions about Baton Rouge:
        Great music spots in Baton Rouge?
        Best free things to do in Baton Rouge?
        Must Eats in Baton Rouge?


Where's the best place to stay in New Orleans?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in New Orleans.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel Monteleone, which was mentioned 11 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Want to research more popular hotels in New Orleans? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in New Orleans?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Café du Monde, which was mentioned 62 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

French Quarter  (45 mentions)
Muriel's Jackson Square  (14 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in New Orleans? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in New Orleans?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Frenchmen Street  (47 mentions)
Bourbon Street  (26 mentions)
Jackson Square  (18 mentions)
Magazine Street  (13 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about New Orleans. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Tom from Los Angeles asked:
Breakfast in New Orleans?  (19 answers)

profile  Drew from Ojai asked:
Where can I find the best jazz bars in New Orleans?  (13 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in New Orleans?  (9 answers)

profile  John from Omaha, Nebraska asked:
What are the must-try foods and restaurants in NOLA?  (9 answers)

profile  Bianca from Miami asked:
When is the best time to go to New Orleans?  (9 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to New Orleans.




Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a New Orleans to Denver drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Denver to New Orleans. Or get a full Denver to New Orleans flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Denver well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Denver!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,300 miles
driving time of 19 hours, 13 minutes
New Orleans is 1 hour ahead of Denver
170 Denver travel answers
1 Raton (New Mexico) travel answer
26 Amarillo travel answers
1 Meers travel answer
118 Dallas travel answers
17 Shreveport travel answers
21 Baton Rouge travel answers
213 New Orleans travel answers





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