8 days in New Orleans, Lafayette & Austin Itinerary

8 days in New Orleans, Lafayette & Austin Itinerary

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8 days in New Orleans, Lafayette & Austin Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Lafayette
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h
3
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
End: New York City

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): walk around New Orleans City Park, make a trip to French Quarter, and then make a trip to Jackson Square.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip website .

New York City to New Orleans is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in January: highs in New Orleans hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 51°F. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lafayette trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Lafayette takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in January, Lafayette is little chillier at night with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Acadian Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Acadian Village ©
Acadian Village
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns and then walk around Friedrich Wilderness Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Austin trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lafayette to Austin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

San Antonio
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Friedrich Wilderness Park ©
Friedrich Wilderness Park

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