8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Houma
— 1 night
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Thibodaux
— Few hours
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Lafayette
— 1 night
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Lake Charles
— 1 night
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Baton Rouge
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 1 night

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

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've now added French Quarter to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: walk around New Orleans City Park, stop by Frenchmen Street, stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and examine the collection at Cabildo.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans vacation maker.

San Francisco to New Orleans is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Francisco in December since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Houma.

Things to do in New Orleans

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
French Quarter
4.1

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night
Houma

Houma
Houma is the largest city in and the parish seat of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, and the largest principal city of the Houma - Bayou Cane - Thibodaux Metropolitan Statistical Area. To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Houma tour planning site.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Houma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Houma, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 48°F. You'll set off for Thibodaux on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Houma

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Thibodaux

Thibodaux
Thibodaux is a city in and the parish seat of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, United States, along the banks of Bayou Lafourche in the northwestern part of the parish. For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Thibodaux day trip tool.

Thibodaux is very close to Houma. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in December, and nighttime lows around 48°F. You will leave for Lafayette on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Thibodaux

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

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Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours, pause for some photo ops at Urns of Justice, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lafayette online attractions planner.

Getting from Thibodaux to Lafayette by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In December, daytime highs in Lafayette are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lake Charles.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

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Kayaking / Canoeing
Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours
4.8

1
night
Lake Charles

Lake Charles ©
Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): try your luck at L'Auberge Casino Resort, then try to win big at Golden Nugget Casino, then stroll around Prien Lake Park, and finally stroll around Veteran's Memorial Park. Here are some ideas for day two: try your luck at Coushatta Casino Resort.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lake Charles online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Lafayette to Lake Charles by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Lake Charles sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Baton Rouge itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lake Charles to Baton Rouge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Baton Rouge can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
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Military Museum
USS Kidd
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Educational Site
Louisiana State University
4.6
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Wildlife Area
Mike the Tiger's Habitat
4.7

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

The Big Easy

Your day by day itinerary now includes French Quarter. On the 10th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans visit planner.

Drive from Baton Rouge to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Baton Rouge in December, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 57°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
French Quarter
4.1

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