8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana holiday planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Lafayette
— 1 day
Drive
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Gonzales
— 2 nights
Drive
3
New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Lafayette — 1 day

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lafayette trip planner.

Oakland to Lafayette is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Oakland in July, with highs in Lafayette at 92°F and lows at 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gonzales.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Gonzales — 2 nights

Gonzales is a small city in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, United States. On the 30th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation, browse the exhibits of Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, then contemplate the long history of Oak Alley Plantation, and finally contemplate the long history of Houmas House and Gardens. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of San Francisco Plantation, then see the interesting displays at Whitney Plantation, and then have fun and explore at Bayou Children's Museum.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gonzales online travel planner.

You can drive from Lafayette to Gonzales in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks
Side Trips

New Orleans — 5 nights

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, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, wander the streets of Garden District, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans travel planning website.

Drive from Gonzales to New Orleans in an hour. When traveling from Gonzales in July, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 80°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Louisiana travel guide

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Nightlife · Historic Walking Areas · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.
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