10 days in Louisiana Itinerary

10 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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10 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Wichita
Fly:  4​h
1
Baton Rouge
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Lafayette
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Lake Charles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Wichita

1
night
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. On the 4th (Tue), examine the collection at USS Kidd, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mike the Tiger Habitat, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Tin Roof Brewery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, then admire all the interesting features of LSU Tiger Stadium, then steep yourself in history at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, and finally get a new perspective on nature at West Feliciana Historical Society Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Baton Rouge online road trip planner .

Wichita to Baton Rouge is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June in Baton Rouge, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Saint Francisville
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USS Kidd ©
USS Kidd
Louisiana's Old State Capitol ©
Louisiana's Old State Capitol

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Whitney Plantation and Faubourg Marigny. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery and Ultimate Swamp Adventures. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to Abita Brewing Company in Abita Springs, about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans driving holiday website .

You can take a bus from Baton Rouge to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Baton Rouge in June, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (83°F), and nights are a bit warmer (83°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lafayette.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Abita Brewing Company, St. Joseph Church and Gardens, Ultimate Swamp Adventures
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Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Jungle Gardens, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bayou Teche Brewing, and then pause for some photo ops at Urns of Justice. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, admire the natural beauty at Rip Van Winkle Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Acadian Memorial, and finally explore the activities along Lake Martin.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lafayette trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from New Orleans to Lafayette in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from New Orleans in June, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Lafayette: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Lake Charles.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Rip Van Winkle Gardens, Lake Martin, Jungle Gardens, Bayou Teche Brewing, Acadian Memorial
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Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Rip Van Winkle Gardens ©
Rip Van Winkle Gardens
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville

2
nights
Lake Charles

Lake Charles ©
Lake Charles is a brackish lake located on the Calcasieu River in Southwest Louisiana, United States, situated almost entirely within the Lake Charles city limits. On the 12th (Wed), play a few rounds at Gray Plantation, sample the tasty concoctions at Crying Eagle Brewing Company, and then sample the fine beverages at Bayou Rum Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: try your luck at Golden Nugget Casino and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mae's Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lake Charles trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Lafayette to Lake Charles takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mae's Beach, Bayou Rum Distillery
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Gray Plantation ©
Gray Plantation
Crying Eagle Brewing Company ©
Crying Eagle Brewing Company

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