7 days in Louisiana & San Diego Itinerary

7 days in Louisiana & San Diego Itinerary

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7 days in Louisiana & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Lafayette
1
Lafayette
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Lafayette

1
day
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. On the 4th (Mon), get outside with Lamson Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, and then explore the activities along Lake Martin.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lafayette driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Lafayette. In November, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Lafayette

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lake Martin
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Lamson Park ©
Lamson Park
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, examine the collection at Cabildo, and wander the streets of Garden District.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Lafayette to New Orleans in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lafayette in November, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (62°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and walk around La Jolla Cove.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner .

You can fly from New Orleans to San Diego in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to San Diego due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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