6 days in Louisiana Itinerary

6 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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6 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Houston
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  3​h
1
Lafayette
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Houston

2
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. On the 22nd (Wed), examine the collection at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, explore and take pictures at LSU Tiger Stadium, and then get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Martin, admire the natural beauty at Jungle Gardens, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lafayette planner .

Houston to Lafayette is an approximately 3-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, daytime highs in Lafayette are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Baton Rouge, Lake Martin, Jungle Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
LSU Tiger Stadium ©
LSU Tiger Stadium

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.
Attractions like Jackson Square and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, walk around New Orleans City Park, and don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans travel route website .

Getting from Lafayette to New Orleans by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lafayette in May, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 70°F, while days are slightly colder, around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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