11 days in Louisiana Itinerary

11 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana tour planner
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Grand Isle
— 1 night
Avery Island
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Baton Rouge
— 3 nights


New Orleans — 3 nights

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, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and take a stroll through Royal Street.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Gulfport Biloxi International Airport and Trent Lott International Airport. August in New Orleans sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Isle.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Grand Isle — 1 night

Grand Isle is a town in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, located on a barrier island of the same name in the Gulf of Mexico. On the 28th (Sun), see what you can catch with Fish Commander - Fishing Charters.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Isle day trip site.

You can drive from New Orleans to Grand Isle in 2.5 hours. August in Grand Isle sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 33°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Avery Island.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Avery Island — 1 night

Avery Island is a salt dome best known as the source of Tabasco sauce. On the 29th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bird City, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jungle Gardens, and then head off the coast to Avery island.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Avery Island route planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Isle to Avery Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Isle in August, Avery Island is little chillier at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lafayette.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Lafayette — 2 nights

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Acadian Village, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Martin Rookery and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lafayette day trip planner.

You can drive from Avery Island to Lafayette in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Lafayette are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Baton Rouge.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Side Trip

Baton Rouge — 3 nights

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baton Rouge: Vacherie (Oak Alley Plantation & Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site), Houmas House and Gardens (in Darrow) and The Myrtles Plantation (in Saint Francisville). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, brush up on your military savvy at USS Kidd, get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol Welcome Center, and see the interesting displays at Louisiana State Archives.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Baton Rouge itinerary maker.

Drive from Lafayette to Baton Rouge in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Baton Rouge, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips

Louisiana travel guide

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.