8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Lafayette
— 1 night
Drive
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White Castle
— 1 night
Drive
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Lafayette

— 1 night
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Acadian Village, identify plant and animal life at Jungle Gardens, and then head off the coast to Avery island.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lafayette tour planning site.

New York City to Lafayette is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Lafayette hover around 66°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to White Castle.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

White Castle

— 1 night
White Castle a town in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, in the United States. On the 27th (Sun), steep yourself in history at The Cajun Village, then take in nature's colorful creations at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, and then steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read White Castle trip builder tool.

Drive from Lafayette to White Castle in 1.5 hours. December in White Castle sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in White Castle

Historic Sites · Parks

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, walk around New Orleans City Park, and brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

Find out how to plan New Orleans trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from White Castle to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. When traveling from White Castle in December, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.