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  1. Default Chicago to New Orleans advise needed

    Me and my girlfriend are planning on taking a road trip from Chicago to New Orleans in the summer, we were thinking of going for 2 weeks and obviously would like to stop in each city to see the sight eat the food.

    We can’t decided if 2 weeks is a enough time to see both cities and the sights in between without it feeling a bit rushed to get back in the car and make the next destination.

    Any advise would be appreciated and any suggestions on where to stop would be good too.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    Via the most direct Interstate highway route, Chicago to New Orleans is a 2 day drive each way, so with 2 weeks you have plenty of time for sightseeing and spending a few days in New Orleans.

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    Thanks for the reply, booked the flights yesterday, now all I have to do work out what rout to take and where to stop... any suggestion?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    Best suggestion I have is get a US road atlas, mark Chicago and New Orleans, then look for points of interest between the 2 cities. If you have alloted a few days each direction, you can take one way down and a different way back.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

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    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    I've driven several different portions of the Great River Road, and some of my favorite sites and sights along it include (N to S): the restored village of Nauvoo, IL; Hannibal, MO and the Twainiana; the Lewis and Clark launch site outside Hartford, IL; the Jefferson Memorial, Zoo and Grant's Farm in St. Louis; Ste. Genevieve, MO; Mud Island in Memphis; Vicksburg National Military Park; the Natchez Plantations; the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge; and the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. In addition, be sure to use at least a few of the ferry crossings of the River.


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