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Cajun and Creole Heritage in Louisiana (Self Drive)

6 to 9+ Nights from $726*
* This sample price: priced within the past 7 days for arrival on 9/17/2024. Choose your own arrival dates.

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This 6 night sample itinerary includes:

  • Rental Car for 7 days
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Baton Rouge
  • Hotel for 2 night in Lafayette
  • Hotel for 2 nights in New Orleans
  • Driving Time
    Baton Rouge - Lafayette: 2 hrs. 15 mins approx.
    Lafayette - New Orleans: 1 hr. 10 mins approx.

While at the Lower Louisiana, the Creole influence from the colonial Louisiana during the period of both French and Spanish rule and the Cajun trace their roots from French settlers who made their way to Canada; were mixed giving to Louisiana State its colorful culture reflected in its traditions, music and food. Visit; Baton Rouge, then, continue to Lafayette (the "heart of Cajun Country"). After, that, drive to New Orleans (creole cuisine, vibrant nightlife along Bourbon Street and Mardi Grass Carnival). Along the way, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy a day trip to explore and "taste" Avery Island (known as source of the famous tabasco sauce). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Flexible Itinerary

  • Baton Rouge, LA

  • Lafayette, LA

  • New Orleans, LA

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Trip Summary

  • Baton Rouge, LA

    The City of Baton Rouge is Louisiana's Capital City and the hub of varied activities. Antebellum landmarks, museums, great local restaurants and hotels are found in Baton Rouge, also home of the Louisiana State University, the LSU System`s flagship university and the largest institution of higher education in the state. Aside from the happening activities and first class cuisine, here you will find historic landmarks including the Old Louisiana State Capitol, the Magnolia Mound Plantation, with its French Creole house, the LSU Rural Life Museum, a complex of refurbished buildings illustrating 18th- and 19th-century life, and the imposing USS Kidd WWII destroyer, moored on the mighty Mississippi.

    Visit the Old Louisiana State Capitol, Magnolia Mound Plantation, LSU Rural Life Museum, USS Kidd Veteran`s Museum, Blue Bayou Water Park, and more.

  • Lafayette, LA

    The City of Lafayette is at the heart of Louisiana's Cajun & Creole Country, an area known as the `Happiest City in America`. A city boasting rich cultural history, a bustling culinary scene and a distinctive blend of Cajun and Zydeco music. Visit Eunice and Opelousas for the Zydeco music, and Breaux Bridge for the crawfish, head to St. Martinville to see the beautiful architecture and buildings, many of which are listed on the historic register, visit museums, antique markets and historic churches and dance to live music and visit one of the many festivals happening year-round such as Festival International de Louisiane, the Sweet Dough Pie Festival or Courir de Mardi Gras. Come to Lafayette for an unforgettable experience!

    Explore the Alexandre Mouton House, Vermilionville, Lake Martin Rookery, Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Acadian Village, Lafayette Science Museum, Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, and more.

  • New Orleans, LA

    New Orleans is famous worldwide for its distinct music, Creole cuisine, unique dialect, and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras. In the French Quarter you will love the French and Spanish Creole architecture and vibrant round-the-clock nightlife along Bourbon Street. Cravings for an unforgettable experience? Hit ``The Big Easy``, where you will experience the world-renowned nightlife, a vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures.

    Visit and explore The French Quarter, Jackson Square, Frenchmen Street, Garden District, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans Swamp Tours, Cemetery Tours, The Cabildo, St. Louis Cathedral, and more.

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