8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Lafayette Regional Airport, Drive to New Iberia
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New Iberia
— 1 night
Drive
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White Castle
— 1 night
Drive
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly to Boston, Bus to Portland

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New Iberia

— 1 night
New Iberia is a small city in and the parish seat of Iberia Parish, Louisiana, United States. On the 20th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Jungle Gardens. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Martin, then take a tour by water with Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours, and then see the interesting displays at Conrad Rice Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New Iberia planner.

Portland to New Iberia is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Portland to New Iberia, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Portland in December, with highs in New Iberia at 67°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to White Castle.

Things to do in New Iberia

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

White Castle

— 1 night
White Castle a town in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, in the United States. On the 22nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at National Hansen's Disease Museum, admire the natural beauty at Houmas House and Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the White Castle trip planner.

Drive from New Iberia to White Castle in 2 hours. December in White Castle sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in White Castle

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 5 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Old New Orleans Rum Distillery. Whitney Plantation and Cabildo will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of New Orleans with an excursion to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Slidell--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Garden District, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Destrehan Plantation, and admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip tool.

Drive from White Castle to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Traveling from White Castle in December, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (57°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Louisiana travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · 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.