5 days in Lafayette & Galveston Itinerary

5 days in Lafayette & Galveston Itinerary

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5 days in Lafayette & Galveston Itinerary

Start: Lafayette
1
Lafayette
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Galveston
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Lafayette

3
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Whitney Plantation and Louisiana's Old State Capitol will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Martins Accordions and Tanger Outlets Gonzalesfor some retail therapy. Explore Lafayette's surroundings by going to Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow), Vacherie (Oak Alley Plantation & Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site) and Baton Rouge (USS Kidd & LSU Tiger Stadium). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Martin de Tours.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lafayette day trip planning site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Lafayette. In April, daily temperatures in Lafayette can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Baton Rouge, Vacherie, Tanger Outlets Gonzales, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Whitney Plantation
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Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Louisiana's Old State Capitol ©
Louisiana's Old State Capitol
USS Kidd ©
USS Kidd

1
night
Galveston

Galveston ©
An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, then take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, then examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and finally wander the streets of The Strand.

Make your Galveston itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Lafayette to Galveston by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, daytime highs in Galveston are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Parks Childrens Museums
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The Seawall ©
The Seawall
The Strand ©
The Strand

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