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    Colonial History, Cuisine and Agriculture – Vacation Along the Gulf Coast

    Colonial History, Cuisine and Agriculture  – Vacation Along the Gulf Coast
    Starts from

    Orlando

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    37

    Duration

    5 days

    Length

    962 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Orlando

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    5 days

    Length

    962 mi

    History and Culture
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    Highlights

    • Dine at world-class and historic restaurants boasting Southern and coastal cuisine.
    • Learn about all the history of the region, including colonial settlement, slavery and more.
    • Soak in beautiful beach, bayou, and forest views.
    The route from Orlando to New Orleans is a long, meandering road that takes you back through one of the most densely historic regions of America. On this route you’ll travel back in time, from learning about the country's first recognised city, to becoming more educated about the harsh realities of slavery and their continued toll on the region. Through experiencing the incredible food and landscape of the Florida Panhandle, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana, you’ll come to better know the complex and resilient cultures that intertwine to make this area truly special. From foods like barbecue, gumbo, and seafood to natural areas like bayous, beaches, and gardens, this route has everything you could want from the American South and more.
    Compare different car rental companies conveniently online via the TCS car rental platform. Whether in Switzerland or abroad, whether on holiday or on business trips. With TCS, you remain mobile and flexible and benefit from the best rental car offers, including many advantages and services.
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    The route from Orlando to New Orleans is a long, meandering road that takes you back through one of the most densely historic regions of America. On this route you’ll travel back in time, from learning about the country's first recognised city, to becoming more educated about the harsh realities of slavery and their continued toll on the region. Through experiencing the incredible food and landscape of the Florida Panhandle, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana, you’ll come to better know the complex and resilient cultures that intertwine to make this area truly special. From foods like barbecue, gumbo, and seafood to natural areas like bayous, beaches, and gardens, this route has everything you could want from the American South and more.
    Compare different car rental companies conveniently online via the TCS car rental platform. Whether in Switzerland or abroad, whether on holiday or on business trips. With TCS, you remain mobile and flexible and benefit from the best rental car offers, including many advantages and services.
    Book Car Rental Now
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    • Dine at world-class and historic restaurants boasting Southern and coastal cuisine.
    • Learn about all the history of the region, including colonial settlement, slavery and more.
    • Soak in beautiful beach, bayou, and forest views.

    Travel itinerary

    A Day in America's Oldest City
    8 Activities

    Day 1

    152 mi

    A Day in America's Oldest City

    Take a leisurely drive north to America's oldest city, St. Augustine. This Atlantic gem is filled with history and coastal beauty, which makes it a perfect place to begin this quintessentially Southern road trip.
    Secret North Florida Stops on the Way to the State Capital
    6 Activities

    Day 2

    223 mi

    Secret North Florida Stops on the Way to the State Capital

    On your way north and west through Florida, stop at some of these historical and hidden stops. From the state's first historic site to its capital and beyond, this day is all about the best of what Northern Florida has to offer.
    Prized Stops on the Florida Panhandle
    7 Activities

    Day 3

    151 mi

    Prized Stops on the Florida Panhandle

    Make your way down to Florida's vibrant Gulf Coast via some incredible natural and outdoorsy stops. From the state's first lavender farm to some of the premier state parks, this day is all about enjoying the Florida sunshine, sand, and salt spray. After a tiring day, you’ll get to dine on a classy meal before settling into perhaps the finest hotel in the state.
    Gulf Coastal Gems and Hidden Southern Stops
    7 Activities

    Day 4

    176 mi

    Gulf Coastal Gems and Hidden Southern Stops

    This is a varied day of coastal and bayou stops. Start in a historic state park before making your way to a beautiful wharf town. Follow that up with some very distinct experiences on the way into Mobile. In Mobile, you’ll get to dine at an exceptional Black-owned restaurant, before settling into a beautiful and historic hotel.
    Mississippi Delta History and Culture on the Way to New Orleans
    9 Activities

    Day 5

    260 mi

    Mississippi Delta History and Culture on the Way to New Orleans

    The final day of this trip leads you from Mobile to New Orleans, with deeply ingrained history at every stop. Visit ground zero of Hurricane Katrina, learn about enslaved people who populated and developed the area, and learn about the culture of New Orleans. This day is eye-opening and educational, but New Orleans has a way of putting a positive spin on everything, so you’ll enjoy your last day with terrific food and wine.
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