16 days in Louisiana Itinerary

16 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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16 days in Louisiana Itinerary

New Orleans
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Baton Rouge
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Lafayette
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Natchitoches
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
New Orleans

6
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Audubon Zoo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Whitney Plantation and Lake Lawn Metairie. Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, see the interesting displays at Mardi Gras World, and explore the world behind art at Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read New Orleans online journey planner .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airports are Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Gulfport Biloxi International Airport and Baton Rouge Metropolitan, Ryan Field. May in New Orleans sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Whitney Plantation
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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
days
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Appreciate the collections at USS Kidd Museum and Louisiana's Old State Capitol. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and The Myrtles Plantation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baton Rouge: Saint Francisville (Grace Episcopal Church & Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site), Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow) and The Cajun Village (in Sorrento). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation, explore the different monuments and memorials at Port Hudson National Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at LSU Rural Life Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mike the Tiger Habitat.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Baton Rouge driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Baton Rouge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in May, expect nights in Baton Rouge to be slightly colder, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lafayette.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Saint Francisville, The Cajun Village, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Port Hudson National Cemetery, Nottoway Plantation
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3
days
Lafayette

Lafayette
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vermilionville and Shadows On the Teche. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jungle Gardens and RIP VAN WINKLE GARDENS. Step out of Lafayette to go to Avery Island and see Bird City, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Martin, appreciate the extensive heritage of LARC's Acadian Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, and stop by The Best Stop Supermarket.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lafayette trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Baton Rouge to Lafayette by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Avery Island, New Iberia, The Best Stop Supermarket, Lake Martin
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Vermilionville
Vermilionville
Jungle Gardens
Jungle Gardens
RIP VAN WINKLE GARDENS
RIP VAN WINKLE GARDENS

4
days
Natchitoches

Natchitoches
Natchitoches is a city in and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Visit Cane River Creole National Historical Park and Historic District Shopping for their historical value. Visiting Chimp Haven and Cane River National Heritage Trail will get you outdoors. Step out of Natchitoches with an excursion to R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store and examine the collection at Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Natchitoches trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Lafayette to Natchitoches with the Route module. In June in Natchitoches, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Chimp Haven, Melrose Plantation, Oakland Plantation, Cane River Creole National Historical Park
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