11 days in Louisiana Itinerary

11 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 6 nights
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Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bossier City
— 2 nights
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New Orleans — 6 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: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

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Saint Louis to New Orleans is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saint Louis in January, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit warmer (59°F), and nights are much hotter (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Baton Rouge.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Baton Rouge — 2 nights

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, then admire the landmark architecture of Oak Alley Plantation, and then contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist and then explore the activities along Lake Martin.

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Traveling by car from New Orleans to Baton Rouge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 40°F in Baton Rouge. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bossier City.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks
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Bossier City — 2 nights

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 30th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John Berchmans and then admire the masterpieces at R. W. Norton Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at First United Methodist Church and then try your luck at Margaritaville Resort Casino.

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You can drive from Baton Rouge to Bossier City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Baton Rouge in January: highs in Bossier City hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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