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Jacksonville to New Orleans drive

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Jacksonville to New Orleans road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Jacksonville to New Orleans. If you're planning a road trip to New Orleans, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Jacksonville
drive for about 60 minutes

11:00 am  Lake City
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:00 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:40 pm  Monticello (Florida)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:40 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:43 pm  Chipley
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:43 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:05 pm  Crestview
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Crestview
drive for about 53 minutes

10:53 am  Pensacola
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:53 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:30 pm  Dauphin Island
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:30 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:34 pm  Honey Island Swamp
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:34 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

6:27 pm  arrive in New Orleans
eat at Café du Monde
stay at Hotel Monteleone

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Jacksonville to New Orleans.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Jacksonville, Florida.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Lake City
Monticello (Florida)
Pensacola  (20 answers)
    questions about Pensacola:
        Where to stay two hours from Pensacola from St louis
Dauphin Island  (7 answers)
    Audubon Bird Sanctuary  (2 mentions)
Honey Island Swamp  (5 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is New Orleans, Louisiana.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

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!

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

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

 Francesca Manto from United States asked:
Affordable Must-Dos in New Orleans, Louisiana?  (12 answers)

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

 Bianca Sousa 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville to New Orleans. Or get a full Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Jacksonville!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 547 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 19 minutes
New Orleans is 1 hour behind Jacksonville
21 Jacksonville travel answers
1 Lake City travel answer
20 Pensacola travel answers
7 Dauphin Island travel answers
190 New Orleans travel answers

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