6 days in New Orleans & Lafayette Itinerary

6 days in New Orleans & Lafayette Itinerary

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6 days in New Orleans & Lafayette Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Lafayette
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Orlando

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 Escape My Room New Orleans and Hermann-Grima House. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Garden District, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Our Sacred Stories.

To find photos and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip site .

Orlando to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Orlando, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Walking tours

3
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Martin and Cathedral of St John the Evangelist. Venture out of the city with trips to Baton Rouge (Capitol Park Museum, LSU Hilltop Arboretum, & more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Acadian Cultural Center and get to know the fascinating history of Acadian Village.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lafayette day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Lafayette takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in November: highs in Lafayette hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lafayette

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baton Rouge, Lake Martin
Highlights from your plan
Louisiana's Old State Capitol ©
Louisiana's Old State Capitol
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©
USS Kidd ©
USS Kidd

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