11 days in Louisiana Itinerary

11 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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Lake Charles
— 2 nights
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Lafayette
— 2 nights
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Cypremort Point
— 1 night
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Donaldsonville
— 2 nights
5
New Orleans
— 3 nights

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Lake Charles

Lake Charles ©
Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. Blue Martini has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Bayou Rum Distillery and W.H. Stark House. Change things up with a short trip to Stark Museum of Art in Orange (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point, tee off at Gray Plantation, explore the world behind art at 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Crying Eagle Brewing Company.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Charles road trip website.

Montreal, Canada to Lake Charles is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Montreal to Lake Charles due to the time zone difference. In May, Lake Charles is a bit warmer than Montreal - with highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Golf

Side Trips

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Gray Plantation ©
Gray Plantation
Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point ©
Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point
W.H. Stark House ©
W.H. Stark House

2
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Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site, then get engrossed in the history at Acadian Memorial, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Martin de Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas and then relax and rejuvenate at Red Lerille's Health & Raquet Club.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Lafayette online road trip planner.

You can drive from Lake Charles to Lafayette in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Lafayette can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cypremort Point.

Things to do in Lafayette

Museums · Parks · Spas · Nature

Side Trips

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Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum ©
Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site ©
Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site
Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas ©
Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas

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Cypremort Point

Cypremort Point ©
Cypremort Point State Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Cypremort Point State Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cypremort Point road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lafayette to Cypremort Point in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Cypremort Point are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Donaldsonville.

Things to do in Cypremort Point

Parks · Nature
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Cypremort Point State Park ©
Cypremort Point State Park

2
nights
Donaldsonville

Donaldsonville ©
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 31st (Mon): steep yourself in history at St. Joseph Plantation, then contemplate the long history of San Francisco Plantation, then get engrossed in the history at Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, and finally gain insight at Nicholls State University. On the next day, make a trip to Donaldsonvillle, then take a tour by water with Bayou Black Airboat Swamp Tours, and then get a dose of the wild on Torres Cajun Swamp Tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Donaldsonville trip planner.

You can drive from Cypremort Point to Donaldsonville in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. May in Donaldsonville sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Donaldsonville

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Torres Cajun Swamp Tours ©
Torres Cajun Swamp Tours
Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center ©
Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center
Nicholls State University ©
Nicholls State University

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Photography Tours and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. There's lots more to do: get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, stroll through New Orleans Musical Legends Park, sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, and stop by Hex: Old World Witchery.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip maker tool.

Getting from Donaldsonville to New Orleans by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Donaldsonville in June, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 33°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Outdoors

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Audubon Park ©
Audubon Park
Photography Tours

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