8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana tour planner

Make it your trip
Drive to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, Fly to Lafayette Regional Airport
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Lafayette
— 1 day
Drive
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Morgan City
— 1 night
Drive
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly to Watertown, Drive to Kingston

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Lafayette

— 1 day
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, immerse yourself in nature at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lafayette road trip planning website.

Kingston, Canada to Lafayette is an approximately 17-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kingston to Lafayette, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kingston in February, things will get much hotter in Lafayette: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Morgan City.

Things to do in Lafayette

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Morgan City

— 1 night
Morgan City is a city in St. On the 11th (Mon), stroll around Brownell Memorial Park and then stroll through Lake End Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Morgan City trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lafayette to Morgan City takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Lafayette, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Morgan City, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Morgan City

Parks · Beaches · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The National WWII Museum and Garden District. Do your shopping at Royal Street and Faulkner House Books. Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and make a trip to Pontalba Buildings.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Morgan City to New Orleans by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Morgan City in February, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

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.