15 days in Houma-Thibodaux-Grand Isle Area & New Orleans Itinerary

15 days in Houma-Thibodaux-Grand Isle Area & New Orleans Itinerary

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15 days in Houma-Thibodaux-Grand Isle Area & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Grand Isle
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Thibodaux
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
New Orleans
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h
End: Atlanta

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Grand Isle

Grand Isle ©
Grand Isle is a town in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, located on a barrier island of the same name in the Gulf of Mexico. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Grand Isle State Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Grand Isle online trip builder .

Atlanta to Grand Isle is an approximately 5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Grand Isle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Grand Isle, with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Thibodaux.

Things to do in Grand Isle

Parks Nature
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Grand Isle State Park ©
Grand Isle State Park

5
nights
Thibodaux

Thibodaux ©
Thibodaux is a city in and the parish seat of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, United States, along the banks of Bayou Lafourche in the northwestern part of the parish. Change things up with these side-trips from Thibodaux: Patterson (Wedell-Williams Memorial Aviation & Cypress Sawmill Museum & Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum), Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie) and Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Oak Alley Plantation, make a trip to Ardoyne Plantation, sample the fine beverages at Donner-Peltier Distillers, and explore the world behind art at Adam's Cypress Swamp Driftwood Family Museum and Art Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Thibodaux visit planner .

Drive from Grand Isle to Thibodaux in 2 hours. When traveling from Grand Isle in March, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Thibodaux: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Thibodaux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Vacherie, Pierre Part, Ardoyne Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Madewood Plantation
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Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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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.
Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, browse the eclectic array of goods at Frenchmen Street, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Thibodaux to New Orleans takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Thibodaux, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

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