8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cameron
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Lafayette
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Street and St. Louis Cathedral. Head to Frenchmen Street and Faulkner House Booksfor some retail therapy. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Slidell, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Garden District, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, take in the history at Chalmette National Historical Park, and learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read New Orleans travel app .

San Francisco to New Orleans is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to New Orleans, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cameron.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Garden District ©
Garden District
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

1
night
Cameron

Cameron
Cameron is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the parish seat of Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): kick back and relax at Holly Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mae's Beach.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cameron online trip planner .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Cameron takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from New Orleans in June, expect nights in Cameron to be little chillier, around 74°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Cameron

Outdoors Beaches Parks

2
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Jungle Gardens, then take in the exciting artwork at Sans Souci Fine Crafts Gallery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Palmetto Island State Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Acadian Village, and then get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lafayette trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Cameron to Lafayette takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Palmetto Island State Park, Jungle Gardens, Lake Martin
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Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Acadian Village ©
Acadian Village

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