18 days in Orlando & Louisiana Itinerary

18 days in Orlando & Louisiana Itinerary

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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Lafayette
— 3 nights
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Baton Rouge
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 6 nights
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Orlando

— 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Step out of Orlando with an excursion to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Saint Cloud--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, make a splash at Discovery Cove, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

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London, UK to Orlando is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Orlando at 37°C and lows at 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lafayette

— 3 nights
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Get out of town with these interesting Lafayette side-trips: New Iberia (Rip Van Winkle Gardens & Conrad Rice Museum). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, snap pictures at Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge and Monument, browse the exhibits of Acadian Cultural Center, and pause for some photo ops at Urns of Justice.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lafayette route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Lafayette takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to Lafayette, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Baton Rouge

— 3 nights
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baton Rouge: Saint Francisville (Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site, The Myrtles Plantation, &more), Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow) and Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at USS Kidd, get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol Welcome Center, steep yourself in history at St. Joseph Cathedral, and identify plant and animal life at Mike the Tiger's Habitat.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Baton Rouge day trip planning website.

Getting from Lafayette to Baton Rouge by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 6 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, and stroll around Audubon Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans journey builder site.

You can drive from Baton Rouge to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Baton Rouge in September, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 33°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Louisiana travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
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.