10 days in Louisiana Itinerary

10 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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10 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Houston
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Bossier City
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
West Monroe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Breaux Bridge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Vacherie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Houston

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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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): browse the different shops at Louisiana Boardwalk and then try to win big at Margaritaville Resort Casino.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bossier City online route planner .

Houston to Bossier City is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bossier City when traveling from Houston in October, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to West Monroe.

Things to do in Bossier City

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

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West Monroe

West Monroe ©
West Monroe is a city in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Restoration Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Jimmie Davis State Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read West Monroe road trip app .

You can drive from Bossier City to West Monroe in 1.5 hours. October in West Monroe sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Breaux Bridge.

Things to do in West Monroe

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jimmie Davis State Park, Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge
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Jimmie Davis State Park ©
Jimmie Davis State Park
Restoration Park ©
Restoration Park

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Breaux Bridge

Breaux Bridge ©
Breaux Bridge is a small city in St. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Alexandre Mouton House, then get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, and then explore the activities along Lake Martin.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Breaux Bridge driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from West Monroe to Breaux Bridge takes 3.5 hours. In October in Breaux Bridge, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vacherie.

Things to do in Breaux Bridge

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lafayette
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Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Alexandre Mouton House ©
Alexandre Mouton House

1
night
Vacherie

Vacherie ©
Vacherie is a small unincorporated community in St. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, then steep yourself in history at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, and then admire the landmark architecture of Oak Alley Plantation.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vacherie road trip planning app .

Getting from Breaux Bridge to Vacherie by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Vacherie are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Vacherie

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
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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 Jackson Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, partake in some friendly competition at Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game, and take a stroll through Garden District.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vacherie to New Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Vacherie in October, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
Garden District ©
Garden District
Frenchmen Street ©
Frenchmen Street

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