8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Washington DC
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Washington DC

2
days
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. On the 5th (Fri), explore and take pictures at LSU Tiger Stadium. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation, then contemplate the long history of Oak Alley Plantation, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Baton Rouge sightseeing planner.

Washington DC to Baton Rouge is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Baton Rouge. Traveling from Washington DC in October, you will find days in Baton Rouge are a bit warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Nottoway Plantation, Oak Alley Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Oak Alley Plantation
LSU Tiger Stadium
Nottoway Plantation

6
days
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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to French Quarter, get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Frenchmen Street.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip builder.

Traveling by car from Baton Rouge to New Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Baton Rouge in October: highs in New Orleans hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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