8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Natchez
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Baton Rouge
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
3
Lafayette
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Houma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

1
night
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Natchez travel route builder website .

Fort Lauderdale to Natchez is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Fort Lauderdale, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Natchez, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Longwood ©
Longwood
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica

1
night
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. On the 12th (Sun), contemplate the long history of St. Joseph Cathedral, get lost in a book at East Baton Rouge Parish Library, browse the exhibits of Burden Museum & Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Mike the Tiger Habitat, and finally stroll around North Boulevard Town Square.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Baton Rouge trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Natchez to Baton Rouge in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. January in Baton Rouge sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Lafayette.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
North Boulevard Town Square ©
North Boulevard Town Square
Burden Museum & Gardens ©
Burden Museum & Gardens
Mike the Tiger Habitat ©
Mike the Tiger Habitat

1
night
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Acadian Village, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, and finally make a trip to Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read Lafayette travel route planner.

You can take a bus from Baton Rouge to Lafayette in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in January, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Houma.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas
Highlights from your plan
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Acadian Village ©
Acadian Village

1
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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): learn about all things military at Regional Military Museum, admire the masterpieces at Southdown Plantation & Museum, and then examine the collection at Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Houma vacation maker site .

Drive from Lafayette to Houma in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Houma can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houma

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Regional Military Museum ©
Regional Military Museum
Southdown Plantation & Museum ©
Southdown Plantation & Museum
Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum ©
Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, walk around New Orleans City Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New Orleans online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Houma to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Houma in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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