6 days in Louisiana Itinerary

6 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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6 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Asheville
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Lafayette
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Asheville

2
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Visiting Jungle Gardens and Mike the Tiger Habitat will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at The Myrtles Plantation and Shadows on the Teche. When in Lafayette, make a side trip to see Nottoway Plantation in White Castle, approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist and get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville.

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Asheville to Lafayette is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Asheville in November, things will get a bit warmer in Lafayette: highs are around 72°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Nottoway Plantation, Shadows on the Teche, Mike the Tiger Habitat, The Myrtles Plantation, Jungle Gardens
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The Myrtles Plantation ©
The Myrtles Plantation
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Whitney Plantation and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Your inner history buff will appreciate Garden District and Jackson Square. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, examine the collection at The Presbytere, put a fun spin on your tour with Escape My Room New Orleans, and look for gifts at Faulkner House Books.

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Traveling by car from Lafayette to New Orleans takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lafayette in November: highs in New Orleans hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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