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. To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Natchez tour itinerary builder tool .

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. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Natchez, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Fort Lauderdale in January, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Natchez: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Clark Creek Natural Area
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Longwood ©
Longwood
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica
Clark Creek Natural Area ©
Clark Creek Natural Area

1
night
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. On the 12th (Sun), steep yourself in history at St. Joseph Cathedral, get outside with The 13th Gate, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mike the Tiger Habitat, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Raising Cane's Dog Park, and finally stroll around Riverfront Plaza.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Baton Rouge trip planner.

Drive from Natchez to Baton Rouge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. January in Baton Rouge sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Lafayette.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Outdoors Parks Trails
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The 13th Gate ©
The 13th Gate
Mike the Tiger Habitat ©
Mike the Tiger Habitat
Raising Cane's Dog Park ©
Raising Cane's Dog Park

1
night
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. On the 13th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Acadian Village, get outside with Lamson Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lafayette visit planner.

Take a bus from Baton Rouge to Lafayette in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Lafayette, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Houma.

Things to do in Lafayette

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Lake Martin
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Lamson Park ©
Lamson Park
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. On the 14th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Regional Military Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Houma online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Lafayette to Houma in 2 hours. In January in Houma, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houma

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Regional Military Museum ©
Regional Military Museum
Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge ©
Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge

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.
Popular historic sites such as St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square are in your itinerary. The National WWII Museum and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: witness the site of a historic battle at Chalmette National Historical Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Houma to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Houma in January, New Orleans is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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