10 days in Louisiana Itinerary

10 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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10 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h
1
Bossier City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Lafayette
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Vacherie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Washington DC

1
night
Bossier City

Bossier City ©
Bossier City is a suburb of Shreveport, Louisiana, United States, located in Bossier Parish.As of the 2010 census, Bossier City had a population of 61,315. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Caddo Parish Confederate Monument and then try to win big at Margaritaville Resort Casino. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: catch the contagious excitement of Harrah's Louisiana Downs, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John Berchmans, then admire the masterpieces at R. W. Norton Art Gallery, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Bossier City tour itinerary website .

Washington DC to Bossier City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Bossier City due to the time zone difference. June in Bossier City sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Bossier City

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trip

Shreveport
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Margaritaville Resort Casino ©
Margaritaville Resort Casino
Harrah's Louisiana Downs ©
Harrah's Louisiana Downs
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Acadian Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Martin de Tours, then explore the activities along Lake Martin, and finally explore the activities along Lake Martin Rookery. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, then get to know the fascinating history of Acadian Village, and finally get outside with Lamson Park.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lafayette trip planner .

You can fly from Bossier City to Lafayette in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lafayette can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vacherie.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Martinville, Lake Martin
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Lake Martin ©
Lake Martin
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Acadian Village ©
Acadian Village

1
night
Vacherie

Vacherie ©
Vacherie is a small unincorporated community in St. On the 5th (Wed), examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, then contemplate the long history of Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, then admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation, and finally don't miss a visit to Donaldsonvillle.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vacherie trip planner.

Getting from Lafayette to Vacherie by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Vacherie can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Vacherie

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Donaldsonvillle
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Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

5
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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, make a trip to Jackson Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planner.

You can drive from Vacherie to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Vacherie in June, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (83°F), and nights are a bit warmer (83°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

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