6 days in Louisiana Itinerary

6 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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6 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  2​h
1
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Lafayette
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
End: Denver

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, stop by Faulkner House Books, then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, then don't miss a visit to Bourbon Street, and finally take a stroll through Royal Street. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, and finally take a stroll through Magazine Street.

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Denver to New Orleans is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to New Orleans. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Denver in May since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lafayette.

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Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rip Van Winkle Gardens as well as Vermilionville. On the 9th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Acadian Cultural Center, get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Rip Van Winkle Gardens.

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Drive from New Orleans to Lafayette in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lafayette: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Lafayette

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Side Trip

Rip Van Winkle Gardens
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Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Rip Van Winkle Gardens ©
Rip Van Winkle Gardens

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans
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You can drive from Lafayette to New Orleans in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Lafayette in May, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. On the 11th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

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