10 days in Louisiana Itinerary

10 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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10 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Fly:  4​h
1
Bossier City
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Cameron
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Lafayette
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Springfield

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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 12th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Louisiana Boardwalk and then try to win big at Margaritaville Resort Casino.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bossier City online day trip planner .

Springfield to Bossier City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bossier City when traveling from Springfield in July, with lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cameron.

Things to do in Bossier City

Casinos Fun & Games Shopping
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Margaritaville Resort Casino ©
Margaritaville Resort Casino
Louisiana Boardwalk ©
Louisiana Boardwalk

1
night
Cameron

Cameron
Cameron is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the parish seat of Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States. On the 13th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Peveto Woods Birds & Butterfly Sanctuary and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Holly Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cameron online road trip planner .

You can drive from Bossier City to Cameron in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Cameron

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lafayette: Baton Rouge (LSU Tiger Stadium & State Capitol Welcome Center), Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle) and Lake End Park (in Morgan City). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, and stop by Martins Accordions.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lafayette day trip planning app .

You can drive from Cameron to Lafayette in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lafayette can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Baton Rouge, Nottoway Plantation, Martins Accordions, Lake Martin, Lake End Park
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Lake End Park ©
Lake End Park
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation
LSU Tiger Stadium ©
LSU Tiger Stadium

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.
For shopping fun, head to Frenchmen Street or Louisiana Music Factory. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, make a trip to French Quarter, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans vacation planning site .

Getting from Lafayette to New Orleans by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Lafayette, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Garden District ©
Garden District
Frenchmen Street ©
Frenchmen Street
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

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