15 days in Louisiana & New York City Itinerary

15 days in Louisiana & New York City Itinerary

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Fly to Lafayette Regional Airport, Drive to Opelousas
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Opelousas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lafayette
— 1 night
Drive
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Baton Rouge
— 1 day
Drive
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Opelousas
— 1 night
Drive
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New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive
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Opelousas
— 1 night
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Drive to Lafayette Regional Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City
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New York City
— 7 nights
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Opelousas — 2 nights

Opelousas is a small city in and the parish seat of St. To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Opelousas trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Opelousas is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Opelousas is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Brussels in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Opelousas: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lafayette.
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Lafayette — 1 night

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): walk around Riverfront Plaza, then get engrossed in the history at USS Kidd, and then take an in-depth tour of Louisiana's Old State Capitol.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lafayette itinerary website.

Lafayette is just a stone's throw from Opelousas. In May, daytime highs in Lafayette are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Baton Rouge.
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Baton Rouge — 1 day

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. On the 26th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Shadows-on-the-Teche.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Baton Rouge online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lafayette to Baton Rouge takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Baton Rouge, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Opelousas.
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Opelousas — 1 night

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Opelousas holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Baton Rouge to Opelousas takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 1 night

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Preservation Hall, French Quarter, Royal Carriages, and other attractions you added. On the 27th (Fri), catch a live performance at Preservation Hall and then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner.

You can drive from Opelousas to New Orleans in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Opelousas, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Opelousas.
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Opelousas — 1 night

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Opelousas trip maker app.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Opelousas takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Opelousas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel to New York City.
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New York City — 7 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chinatown, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, The Jewish Museum of New Jersey, and other attractions. The adventure continues: stroll around Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Opelousas to New York City. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Opelousas to New York City due to the time zone difference. In May, New York City is little chillier than Opelousas - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Louisiana travel guide

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The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.
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