10 days in Louisiana Itinerary

10 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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10 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  9​h
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Lafayette
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Vacherie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
New Orleans
— Few hours
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Portland

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
You've added Audubon Zoo, Creole Queen Mississippi River Cruises, The National WWII Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and Old New Orleans Rum Distillery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Garden District and Royal Street. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Jackson Square.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary planning tool .

Portland to New Orleans is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland to New Orleans, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in March, New Orleans is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Lafayette.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

2
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes TABASCO Visitor Center and Pepper Sauce Factory as well as Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lafayette online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from New Orleans to Lafayette in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Lafayette, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 54°F. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vacherie.

Things to do in Lafayette

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Acadian Memorial, Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours, Palmetto Island State Park, TABASCO Brand Factory Tour & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours ©
Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Palmetto Island State Park ©
Palmetto Island State Park

2
nights
Vacherie

Vacherie ©
Vacherie is a small unincorporated community in St. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Whitney Plantation as well as Oak Alley Plantation. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and then admire the landmark architecture of Oak Alley Plantation. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Whitney Plantation and then contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Vacherie holiday maker site .

You can drive from Lafayette to Vacherie in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March in Vacherie, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 51°F at night. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New Orleans.

Things to do in Vacherie

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Nottoway Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation

few
hours
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Memorial Hall Confederate Civil War Museum, then stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Jamie Hayes Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read New Orleans itinerary planning app .

Getting from Vacherie to New Orleans by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Vacherie, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jamie Hayes Gallery ©
Jamie Hayes Gallery
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 ©
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

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