8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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Lafayette
— 1 night
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Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 4 nights

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Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Acadian Village, contemplate the long history of Shadows on the Teche, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jungle Gardens, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Martin de Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Martin, get a dose of the wild on Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, then get outside with Lamson Park, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Lafayette.

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

Houston to Lafayette is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in December, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Breaux Bridge, Church of St Martin de Tours, Jungle Gardens, Shadows on the Teche
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Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours ©
Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Acadian Village ©
Acadian Village

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Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. On the 28th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation, contemplate the long history of Madewood Plantation, then contemplate the long history of The Cajun Village, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): get outside with The 13th Gate, identify plant and animal life at Mike the Tiger's Habitat, then walk around Riverfront Plaza, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, and finally admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Baton Rouge trip planning app.

Drive from Lafayette to Baton Rouge in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Baton Rouge are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Madewood Plantation, Nottoway Plantation, Oak Alley Plantation, The Cajun Village, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Madewood Plantation ©
Madewood Plantation

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kayak-iti-Yat Original Kayaking Tours of New Orleans and Chalmette National Historical Park. Popular historic sites such as French Quarter and Garden District are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our New Orleans online journey maker.

You can drive from Baton Rouge to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Baton Rouge in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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