Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Galveston to New Orleans. If you're planning a road trip to New Orleans, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
11:00 am start in Galveston
drive for about 5 hours
4:02 pm Donaldsonville
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am
day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
find more stops
11:00 am leave from Donaldsonville
drive for about 1 hour
12:08 pm arrive in New Orleans
stay at Hotel Monteleone
day 2 driving ≈ 1 hour
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.
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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:
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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:
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!
Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in New Orleans? (23 answers)
Tom from Los Angeles asked:
Breakfast in New Orleans? (19 answers)
Drew from Ojai asked:
Where can I find the best jazz bars in New Orleans? (13 answers)
John from Omaha, Nebraska asked:
What are the must-try foods and restaurants in NOLA? (9 answers)
Bianca from Miami asked:
When is the best time to go to New Orleans? (9 answers)
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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 Galveston 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 Galveston to New Orleans. Or get a full Galveston to New Orleans flight plan.
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