4 days in New Orleans, Thibodaux & Avery Island Itinerary

4 days in New Orleans, Thibodaux & Avery Island Itinerary

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4 days in New Orleans, Thibodaux & Avery Island Itinerary

Start: Lafayette
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Thibodaux
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Avery Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
End: Lafayette

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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.
On the 28th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street, make a trip to Arcadian Books, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans driving holiday planner.

Lafayette to New Orleans is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lafayette in April, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 71°F, while days are little chillier, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Thibodaux.

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Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

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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. On the 30th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Oak Alley Plantation, contemplate the long history of St. Joseph Plantation, then steep yourself in history at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, and finally sample the fine beverages at Donner-Peltier Distillers.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Thibodaux road trip site .

Getting from New Orleans to Thibodaux by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Thibodaux, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Avery Island.

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Vacherie
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Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
St. Joseph Plantation ©
St. Joseph Plantation

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Avery Island

Avery Island ©
Avery Island is a salt dome best known as the source of Tabasco sauce. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Jungle Gardens and then head off the coast to Avery island.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Avery Island trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from New Orleans to Avery Island with the Route module. When traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Avery Island, with highs around 79°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

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Avery island
Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens

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