36 days in Lafayette & New Orleans Itinerary

36 days in Lafayette & New Orleans Itinerary

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36 days in Lafayette & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Lafayette
— 15 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 18 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

15
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nottoway Plantation and Vermilionville. Acadian Village and Grace Church of West Feliciana Parish will appeal to history buffs. Explore Lafayette's surroundings by going to Baton Rouge (State Capitol Welcome Center, LSU Rural Life Museum, & more), Plaquemine Lock (in Plaquemine) and Saint Francisville (West Feliciana Historical Society Museum, The Myrtles Plantation, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, see the interesting displays at Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum, take an in-depth tour of Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum, and explore the world behind art at Adam's Cypress Swamp Driftwood Family Museum and Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lafayette online trip itinerary maker .

Amsterdam, Holland to Lafayette is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, you will find days in Lafayette are much warmer (38°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Lafayette

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Baton Rouge, Saint Francisville, Opelousas, New Iberia, Saint Martinville
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Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville

18
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.
Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at French Quarter and The National WWII Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: San Francisco Plantation (in Garyville), Vacherie (St. Joseph Plantation, Oak Alley Plantation, & more) and Madewood Plantation (in Napoleonville). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bourbon Street, hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Lafayette to New Orleans by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Lafayette in September, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 33°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vacherie, Madewood Plantation, St. Joseph Church and Gardens, Destrehan Plantation, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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