28 days in Louisiana Itinerary

28 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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28 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Lafayette
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
White Castle
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Houma
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Folsom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 11 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Portland

4
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Visit Vermilionville and Alexandre Mouton House for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lafayette: Lake Fausse Pointe State Park (in Saint Martinville), Angola Rodeo (in Angola) and Chicot State Park (in Ville Platte). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Martin, browse the different shops at Acadiana Mall, look for gifts at Candyland Cottage & Ice Cream Shoppe, and admire the majestic nature at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lafayette online road trip planner .

Portland to Lafayette is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Portland to Lafayette, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Portland in July, with highs in Lafayette at 92°F and lows at 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to White Castle.

Things to do in Lafayette

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Martinville, Opelousas, Louisiana State Arboretum, Angola Rodeo, Candyland Cottage & Ice Cream Shoppe
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Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Alexandre Mouton House ©
Alexandre Mouton House

4
nights
White Castle

White Castle ©
White Castle a town in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, in the United States. Get some historical perspective at Oak Alley Plantation and Nottoway Plantation. Explore White Castle's surroundings by going to Denham Springs Antique Village (in Denham Springs), Baton Rouge (LSU Tiger Stadium, Pete Maravich Assembly Center, & more) and Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, make a splash at Blue Bayou Water Park, get engrossed in the history at Plaquemine Lock, and examine the collection at National Hansen's Disease Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the White Castle road trip planner .

You can drive from Lafayette to White Castle in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in White Castle are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Houma.

Things to do in White Castle

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Baton Rouge, Vacherie, National Hansen's Disease Museum, Denham Springs Antique Village, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
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Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation

4
nights
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houma: E. D. White Historic Site (in Thibodaux), Morgan City (Brownell Memorial Park & Lake End Park) and Amelia Belle Casino (in Amelia). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge, experience rural life at Greenwood Gator Farm and Tours, explore the engaging exhibits at Bayou Children's Museum, and examine the collection at Chauvin Sulpture Garden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Houma trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from White Castle to Houma takes 1.5 hours. In July in Houma, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Folsom.

Things to do in Houma

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Thibodaux, Morgan City, San Francisco Plantation, Chauvin Sulpture Garden, Amelia Belle Casino
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Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge ©
Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge
San Francisco Plantation ©
San Francisco Plantation
Lake End Park ©
Lake End Park

3
nights
Folsom

Folsom ©
Folsom is a village in St. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Folsom: Fairview-Riverside State Park (in Madisonville) and Mandeville (Delaune Sailing Charters & Northlake Nature Center). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery, admire the majestic nature at Bogue Chitto State Park, get engrossed in the history at Abita Springs Trailhead Museum, and visit a coastal fixture at Tchefuncte River Light Station.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Folsom visit planner .

Traveling by car from Houma to Folsom takes 2 hours. July in Folsom sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Folsom

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Madisonville, Mandeville, Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery, Abita Springs Trailhead Museum, Bogue Chitto State Park
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Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery ©
Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery
Bogue Chitto State Park ©
Bogue Chitto State Park
Tchefuncte River Light Station ©
Tchefuncte River Light Station

11
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The National WWII Museum and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. Popular historic sites such as French Quarter and St. Louis Cathedral are in your itinerary. Step out of New Orleans to go to Slidell and see Nature & Wildlife Tours, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Garden District, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art, and get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans road trip planning tool .

Getting from Folsom to New Orleans by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Folsom in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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