11 days in Louisiana Itinerary

11 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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11 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Vacherie
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Lafayette
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Natchitoches
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Saint Francisville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Folsom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Boston

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Vacherie

Vacherie ©
Vacherie is a small unincorporated community in St. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): examine the collection at Whitney Plantation.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vacherie journey builder app .

Boston to Vacherie is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Vacherie is minus 1 hour. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Boston in March: high temperatures in Vacherie hover around 71°F and lows are around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lafayette.

Things to do in Vacherie

Museums

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
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Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

3
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vermilionville and Shadows on the Teche. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rip Van Winkle Gardens and Cathedral of St John the Evangelist. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lafayette: Baton Rouge (Louisiana's Old State Capitol, USS Kidd, & more) and Jungle Gardens (in Avery Island). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Acadian Village, and deepen your understanding at Acadian Cultural Center.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lafayette trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Vacherie to Lafayette takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, daily temperatures in Lafayette can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Baton Rouge, New Iberia, Jungle Gardens, Lake Martin
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Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©

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Natchitoches

Natchitoches ©
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fort St. Jean Baptiste, contemplate the long history of Prudhomme-Rouquier House, then steep yourself in history at Historic District Shopping, and finally steep yourself in history at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Natchitoches road trip planning website .

You can drive from Lafayette to Natchitoches in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lafayette in March, Natchitoches is slightly colder at night with lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint Francisville.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites
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Fort St. Jean Baptiste ©
Fort St. Jean Baptiste
Prudhomme-Rouquier House ©
Prudhomme-Rouquier House

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Saint Francisville

Saint Francisville ©
St. On the 15th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, get a new perspective on nature at West Feliciana Historical Society Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Grace Church of West Feliciana Parish, then steep yourself in history at Audubon State Historic Site, and finally contemplate the long history of Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Francisville itinerary planner.

You can drive from Natchitoches to Saint Francisville in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in March, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Folsom.

Things to do in Saint Francisville

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Folsom

Folsom ©
Folsom is a village in St. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Fairview-Riverside State Park, then examine the collection at Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Global Wildlife Center.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Folsom trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Saint Francisville to Folsom in 2 hours. March in Folsom sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Folsom

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Madisonville
Highlights from your plan
Global Wildlife Center ©
Global Wildlife Center
Fairview-Riverside State Park ©
Fairview-Riverside State Park

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Garden District and Jackson Square are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Louis Cathedral and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your New Orleans trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Folsom to New Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Folsom in March, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (61°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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