11 days in Louisiana Itinerary

11 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana route planner

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Lafayette
— 2 nights
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Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 6 nights
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Lafayette

— 2 nights
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Family-friendly places like Acadian Village and Escape Room Lafayette will thrill your kids. Step out of Lafayette to go to Avery Island and see Jungle Gardens, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours, stroll the grounds of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, take an in-depth tour of Acadian Memorial, and get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville.

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San Diego to Lafayette is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Lafayette is 2 hours. In December in Lafayette, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Baton Rouge

— 2 nights
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation, and then admire the masterpieces at Adam's Cypress Swamp Driftwood Family Museum and Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, have fun and explore at Knock Knock Children's Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Mike the Tiger's Habitat, then walk around Riverfront Plaza, and finally walk around North Boulevard Town Square.

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Traveling by car from Lafayette to Baton Rouge takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Baton Rouge sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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.
Attractions like The National WWII Museum and Garden District make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, examine the collection at Cabildo, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral.

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You can drive from Baton Rouge to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Baton Rouge, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.