11 days in Louisiana Itinerary

11 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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11 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Shreveport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Lafayette
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Vacherie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Shreveport

Shreveport ©
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. On the 22nd (Wed), admire the masterpieces at R. W. Norton Art Gallery, try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, and then try to win big at Harrah's Louisiana Downs. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Sci-Port Discovery Center, browse the different shops at Louisiana Boardwalk, and then try your luck at Margaritaville Resort Casino.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Shreveport attractions planner .

New York City to Shreveport is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Shreveport is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Shreveport: highs are around 56°F and lows about 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Vacherie.

Things to do in Shreveport

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Bossier City
Highlights from your plan
Harrah's Louisiana Downs ©
Harrah's Louisiana Downs
Margaritaville Resort Casino ©
Margaritaville Resort Casino
R. W. Norton Art Gallery ©
R. W. Norton Art Gallery

2
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, then take an in-depth tour of Acadian Memorial, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Martin de Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Jungle Gardens, then explore the activities along Lake Martin, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lafayette road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shreveport to Lafayette takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 42°F. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vacherie.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Martinville, Lake Martin, Jungle Gardens, Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas
Highlights from your plan
Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Lake Martin ©
Lake Martin

1
night
Vacherie

Vacherie ©
Vacherie is a small unincorporated community in St. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, then admire the natural beauty at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, and then admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vacherie trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Lafayette to Vacherie takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Vacherie are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Vacherie

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens ©
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 Garden District, make a trip to French Quarter, browse the eclectic array of goods at Frenchmen Street, and tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Vacherie to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Vacherie in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

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