5 days in Louisiana Itinerary

5 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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5 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h
1
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
New Iberia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Vacherie
— 1 night
Fly + foot:  6​h
End: New York City

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, don't miss a visit to Arcadian Books, head outdoors with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, and get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary maker tool .

New York City to New Orleans is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New Iberia.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Ultimate Swamp Adventures
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
New Iberia

New Iberia ©
New Iberia is a small city in and the parish seat of Iberia Parish, Louisiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Rip Van Winkle Gardens, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Jungle Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New Iberia trip maker site .

Drive from New Orleans to New Iberia in 2.5 hours. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for a bit warmer days in New Iberia, with highs around 92°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vacherie.

Things to do in New Iberia

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Jungle Gardens, Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum
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Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Rip Van Winkle Gardens ©
Rip Van Winkle Gardens
Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum ©

1
night
Vacherie

Vacherie ©
Vacherie is a small unincorporated community in St. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of St. Joseph Plantation, steep yourself in history at Oak Alley Plantation, and then examine the collection at Whitney Plantation.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vacherie online trip builder .

Getting from New Iberia to Vacherie by car takes about 2 hours. July in Vacherie sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vacherie

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph Plantation ©
St. Joseph Plantation
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation

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