11 days in Louisiana Itinerary

11 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana tour itinerary maker

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Fly
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Shreveport
— 1 night
Drive
2
Lafayette
— 1 night
Drive
3
Donaldsonville
— 2 nights
Drive
4
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly to Atlanta, Bus to Chattanooga

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Shreveport

— 1 night
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, then admire the masterpieces at R. W. Norton Art Gallery, and then admire the striking features of The Logan Mansion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Meadows Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John Berchmans, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at First United Methodist Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

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Chattanooga to Shreveport is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chattanooga to Shreveport, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chattanooga in October since evenings lows in Shreveport dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in Shreveport

Historic Sites · Museums

Lafayette

— 1 night
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. On the 15th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Acadian Village, then take an in-depth tour of Acadian Memorial, then explore the activities along Lake Martin, and finally surround yourself with nature on The Atchafalaya Experience.

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You can drive from Shreveport to Lafayette in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Lafayette are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Donaldsonville.

Things to do in Lafayette

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Donaldsonville

— 2 nights
Donaldsonville is a small city in and the parish seat of Ascension Parish in south Louisiana, United States, located along the River Road of the west bank of the Mississippi River. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation, explore the world behind art at Adam's Cypress Swamp Driftwood Family Museum and Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Madewood Plantation, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Oak Alley Plantation, examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, and then contemplate the long history of Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site.

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Getting from Lafayette to Donaldsonville by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Donaldsonville are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Donaldsonville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 6 nights

The Big Easy

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, take a stroll through Frenchmen Street, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

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Drive from Donaldsonville to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Donaldsonville, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.