11 days in Louisiana Itinerary

11 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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Fly to George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport, Drive to Lake Charles
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Lake Charles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lafayette
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cypremort Point
— 1 night
Drive
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Donaldsonville
— 2 nights
Drive
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly

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Lake Charles

— 2 nights
Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. state of Louisiana, located on Lake Charles, Prien Lake, and the Calcasieu River. 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lafayette

— 2 nights
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 take in the architecture and 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 · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Cypremort Point

— 1 night
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. 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

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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 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. 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

New Orleans

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA and Hex: Old World Witchery. There's much more to do: walk around New Orleans Musical Legends Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery.

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Traveling by car from Donaldsonville to New Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Donaldsonville in June, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (33°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (33°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.