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Pensacola to New Orleans drive

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Pensacola to New Orleans road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Pensacola 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.

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10:00 am  start in Pensacola
drive for about 42 minutes

10:42 am  eat at Lambert's Cafe
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:42 am
drive for about 47 minutes

12:29 pm  Mobile
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:29 pm
drive for about 44 minutes

2:13 pm  Pascagoula (Mississippi)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:13 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:20 pm  Park Ten Lanes
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:20 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:29 pm  eat at French Quarter
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:29 pm
drive for about 5 minutes

7:34 pm  arrive in New Orleans
eat at Café du Monde
stay at Hotel Monteleone

driving ≈ 4.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Lambert's Cafe  (2 mentions)

Mobile  (23 answers)
    questions about Mobile:
        Bus pickup/drop off location?

Pascagoula (Mississippi)
    questions about Pascagoula (Mississippi):
        Stopping thru with kids...looking for any tips around here in Mississippi

Park Ten Lanes  (2 mentions)

French Quarter  (57 mentions)

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  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in New Orleans?  (23 answers)

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  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 Pensacola drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Pensacola? Try searching for places within 3 hours of Pensacola.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Pensacola to New Orleans. Or get a full Pensacola 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 Pensacola well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Pensacola!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 201 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 56 minutes
32 Pensacola travel answers
23 Mobile travel answers
1 Pascagoula (Mississippi) travel answer
248 New Orleans travel answers


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