5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
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New Orleans
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Houma
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Lafayette
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Natchez
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Baton Rouge
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
End: New Orleans

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1 and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans visit planning tool .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New Orleans. January in New Orleans sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Houma.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Garden District ©
Garden District
Lafayette Cemetery No.1 ©
Lafayette Cemetery No.1

1
night
Houma

Houma ©
Houma is the largest city in and the parish seat of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, and the largest principal city of the Houma - Bayou Cane - Thibodaux Metropolitan Statistical Area. On the 10th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Houma trip maker app .

Drive from New Orleans to Houma in 1.5 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Houma, with lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Houma

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center
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Regional Military Museum ©
Regional Military Museum
Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center ©
Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center
Southdown Plantation & Museum ©
Southdown Plantation & Museum

1
night
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lafayette trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Houma to Lafayette by car takes about 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Lafayette are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Natchez.

Things to do in Lafayette

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Martin
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Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville

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night
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is a village in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kisatchie National Forest.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Natchez travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Lafayette to Natchez takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lafayette in January, expect little chillier with lows of 36°F in Natchez. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Natchez

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kisatchie National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Kisatchie National Forest ©
Kisatchie National Forest

1
night
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Mike the Tiger Habitat.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Baton Rouge trip maker website .

Drive from Natchez to Baton Rouge in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Baton Rouge are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Louisiana's Old State Capitol ©
Louisiana's Old State Capitol
USS Kidd ©
USS Kidd
Mike the Tiger Habitat ©
Mike the Tiger Habitat

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