10 days in Louisiana Itinerary

10 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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10 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Tucson
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Lafayette
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Tucson

4
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, take a stroll through Royal Street, and make a trip to French Quarter.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary planning tool .

Tucson to New Orleans is an approximately 8-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Tucson to New Orleans, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tucson in December, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

2
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. On the 29th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, contemplate the long history of St. Joseph Plantation, then admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation, then contemplate the long history of Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Mike the Tiger Habitat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at USS Kidd, then steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens.

Before you visit Baton Rouge, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by bus from New Orleans to Baton Rouge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Baton Rouge: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Lafayette.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vacherie, Nottoway Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens ©
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation

3
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. On the 31st (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Acadian Village, then stroll the grounds of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, and finally don't miss a visit to Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): stroll around Veteran's Memorial Park and then try to win big at Coushatta Casino Resort.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lafayette trip website .

You can take a bus from Baton Rouge to Lafayette in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in December, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Coushatta Casino Resort, Acadian Memorial, Veteran's Memorial Park, Lake Martin, Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas
Highlights from your plan
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Acadian Village ©
Acadian Village

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