10 days in Louisiana Itinerary

10 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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Fly to Monroe Regional Airport, Drive to Shreveport
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Shreveport
— 1 night
Drive
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Natchitoches
— 1 night
Drive
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Lafayette
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Francisville
— 2 nights
Drive
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly

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Shreveport

Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, stop by Libbey Glass Outlet, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John Berchmans, and finally try to win big at Margaritaville Resort Casino.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Shreveport trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Shreveport is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Montreal to Shreveport, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in September: high temperatures in Shreveport hover around 90°F and lows are around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Shreveport

Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Natchitoches

Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. On the 8th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at The Minor Basilica Of The Immaculate Conception, then make a trip to American Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Prudhomme-Rouquier House, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic District Shopping.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Natchitoches trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shreveport to Natchitoches takes 1.5 hours. In September in Natchitoches, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites · Museums

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Lafayette

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. On the 9th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Sans Souci Fine Crafts Gallery, then get curious at Lafayette Science Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Acadiana, and finally let little ones run wild at Sky Zone Trampoline Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Alexandre Mouton House, pause for some photo ops at Urns of Justice, then stroll around Acadiana Park Nature Station, and finally take an in-depth tour of Acadian Cultural Center.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Lafayette road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Natchitoches to Lafayette takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Lafayette can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Saint Francisville.

Things to do in Lafayette

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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Saint Francisville

St. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Port Hudson State Historic Site, explore the different monuments and memorials at Port Hudson National Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at LSP Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Clark Creek Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francisville United Methodist Church, take an in-depth tour of West Feliciana Historical Society Museum, then steep yourself in history at Audubon State Historic Site, and finally steep yourself in history at Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site.

Make your Saint Francisville itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Lafayette to Saint Francisville in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Saint Francisville

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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New Orleans

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Oak Alley Plantation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Immaculate Conception Church and Hermann-Grima House. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around New Orleans City Park, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, take a stroll through Frenchmen Street, and make a trip to Bourbon Street.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online itinerary planner.

Getting from Saint Francisville to New Orleans by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Saint Francisville in September, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (83°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (83°F). You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Louisiana travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.