10 days in Louisiana Itinerary

10 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana trip planner

Make it your trip
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
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Francisville
— 1 night
Drive
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly

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Shreveport

— 1 night
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. The Strand Theater has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Meadows Museum of Art and then catch a live performance at The Strand Theater.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Shreveport travel route site.

Barcelona, Spain to Shreveport is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Barcelona to Shreveport. Traveling from Barcelona in May, expect Shreveport to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Shreveport

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nightlife

Natchitoches

— 1 night
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Natchitoches travel route planner.

You can drive from Shreveport to Natchitoches in 1.5 hours. In May in Natchitoches, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites · Museums

Lafayette

— 2 nights
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Acadian Cultural Center, then contemplate the long history of Alexandre Mouton House, then take in the exciting artwork at Sans Souci Fine Crafts Gallery, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lafayette road trip tool.

Getting from Natchitoches to Lafayette by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lafayette can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint Francisville.

Things to do in Lafayette

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Saint Francisville

— 1 night
St. For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saint Francisville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lafayette to Saint Francisville takes 1.5 hours. In May in Saint Francisville, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Saint Francisville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 3 nights

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.
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Escape My Room New Orleans and Oak Alley Plantation. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church, view the masterpieces at Jamie Hayes Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Saint Francisville to New Orleans takes 2 hours. While traveling from Saint Francisville, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.