11 days in Louisiana Itinerary

11 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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11 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Wichita
Fly:  4​h
1
Baton Rouge
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Natchitoches
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Cameron
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Lafayette
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Wichita

1
night
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. On the 3rd (Mon), see the interesting displays at USS Kidd, then stroll around Riverfront Plaza, and then explore and take pictures at LSU Tiger Stadium. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at State Capitol Welcome Center, see the interesting displays at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, take an in-depth tour of LSU Rural Life Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Mike the Tiger Habitat, and finally explore and take pictures at Louisiana State University.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Baton Rouge trip planner .

Wichita to Baton Rouge is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Baton Rouge can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a bus to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
USS Kidd ©
USS Kidd
LSU Tiger Stadium ©
LSU Tiger Stadium
Louisiana's Old State Capitol ©
Louisiana's Old State Capitol

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Whitney Plantation and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, walk around New Orleans City Park, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Baton Rouge to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Baton Rouge in June, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 83°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Natchitoches.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

2
nights
Natchitoches

Natchitoches ©
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fort St. Jean Baptiste, then don't miss a visit to American Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Prudhomme-Rouquier House, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic District Shopping. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Minor Basilica Of The Immaculate Conception, then contemplate the long history of Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, then steep yourself in history at Oakland Plantation, and finally trek along Cane River National Heritage Trail.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Natchitoches online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Natchitoches takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in June: highs in Natchitoches hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cameron.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Trails

Side Trip

Oakland Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Fort St. Jean Baptiste ©
Fort St. Jean Baptiste
Historic District Shopping ©
Historic District Shopping

1
night
Cameron

Cameron ©
Cameron is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the parish seat of Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): kick back and relax at Holly Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mae's Beach.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cameron planning site .

Traveling by car from Natchitoches to Cameron takes 3.5 hours. In June in Cameron, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Cameron

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Holly Beach ©
Holly Beach

2
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, then admire the natural beauty at Jungle Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rip Van Winkle Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, then stop by Louisiana Marketshops at the 115, then steep yourself in history at Acadian Village, and finally stroll the grounds of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lafayette sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Cameron to Lafayette in 2 hours. June in Lafayette sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Louisiana Marketshops at the 115, Lake Martin, Jungle Gardens, Rip Van Winkle Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Rip Van Winkle Gardens ©
Rip Van Winkle Gardens
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©

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