8 days in Lafayette & Tallahassee Itinerary

8 days in Lafayette & Tallahassee Itinerary

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8 days in Lafayette & Tallahassee Itinerary

Start: Austin
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h
1
Lafayette
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Tallahassee
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Austin

3
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Escape the urban bustle at Jungle Gardens and Mike the Tiger Habitat. Whitney Plantation and Bayou Teche Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Baton Rouge (Louisiana's Old State Capitol, USS Kidd, & more), Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum (in Jeanerette) and Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Lafayette trip itinerary tool .

Austin to Lafayette is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Lafayette are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Lafayette

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Baton Rouge, Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum, Lake Martin, Bayou Teche Museum, Jungle Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Louisiana's Old State Capitol ©
Louisiana's Old State Capitol

3
nights
Tallahassee

Tallahassee ©
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. Let the collections at Tallahassee Museum and Tallahassee Antique Car Museum capture your imagination. Visiting Bear Creek Feline Center and Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Tallahassee side-trips: Florida Caverns State Park (in Marianna) and Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (in Eastpoint). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, admire the natural beauty at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, and don't miss a visit to Florida State University.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tallahassee online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Lafayette to Tallahassee in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lafayette to Tallahassee. In June, daily temperatures in Tallahassee can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bear Creek Feline Center, Florida Caverns State Park, Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Florida Caverns State Park ©
Florida Caverns State Park
Bear Creek Feline Center ©
Bear Creek Feline Center
Tallahassee Museum ©
Tallahassee Museum

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