17 days in Lafayette, San Antonio & Austin Itinerary

17 days in Lafayette, San Antonio & Austin Itinerary

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Lafayette
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San Antonio
— 6 nights
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Austin
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Lafayette

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Do some cultural sightseeing at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Oak Alley Plantation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nottoway Plantation and St. Joseph Plantation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lafayette: Mike the Tiger's Habitat (in Baton Rouge), Gator Chateau (in Jennings) and Jungle Gardens (in Avery Island). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on The Atchafalaya Experience, pause for some photo ops at Urns of Justice, contemplate the long history of The Myrtles Plantation, and identify plant and animal life at Clark Creek Natural Area.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lafayette trip planner.

Los Angeles to Lafayette is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Lafayette to be a bit cooler, temps between 61°F and 42°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to San Antonio.

Things to do in Lafayette

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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San Antonio

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Popular historic sites such as The Alamo and Mission San Jose are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of the Pacific War and The Guenther House Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Antonio: The Y.O. Ranch (in Mountain Home), Fredericksburg (Distillery Tours & Fredericksburg Fudge) and Cibolo Nature Center (in Boerne). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, let little ones run wild at Brackenridge Park, and browse the different shops at Historic Market Square.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio road trip app.

You can fly from Lafayette to San Antonio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get a sense of the local culture at Texas State Capitol and South Congress Avenue. Popular historic sites such as The Driskill and Sitagu Buddha Vihara are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: Hamilton Pool Preserve (in Dripping Springs), Carleen Bright Arboretum (in Woodway) and Magnolia Market Silos (in Waco). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, join in the after-dark buzz at 6th Street, take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Austin road trip tool.

Getting from San Antonio to Austin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. February in Austin sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips