7 days in New Orleans & Lafayette Itinerary

7 days in New Orleans & Lafayette Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New Orleans
— 5 nights
2
Lafayette
— 1 night

5
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The Presbytere and Frenchmen Street. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like French Quarter and Faubourg Marigny. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Whitney Plantation. Change things up with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Slidell (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, examine the collection at The Historic New Orleans Collection, and make a trip to Jackson Square.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the New Orleans route maker site.

San Francisco to New Orleans is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to New Orleans. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from San Francisco in March, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lafayette.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Whitney Plantation
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site ©
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

1
night
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. On the 6th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, look for gifts at Martins Accordions, and then steep yourself in history at Acadian Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Sans Souci Fine Crafts Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Lafayette online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Lafayette takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from New Orleans in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Lafayette, with highs around °F, while nights are little chillier with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lafayette

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Martins Accordions
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Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Martins Accordions ©
Martins Accordions
Sans Souci Fine Crafts Gallery ©
Sans Souci Fine Crafts Gallery

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