12 days in Louisiana Itinerary

12 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive
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Donaldsonville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lafayette
— 4 nights
Fly

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New Orleans

— 4 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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and stroll around New Orleans City Park.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans online sightseeing planner.

Montreal, Canada to New Orleans is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Montreal in May, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Donaldsonville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Donaldsonville

— 3 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center (in Thibodaux), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and San Francisco Plantation (in Garyville). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation, get a new perspective on things with Bayou Black Airboat Swamp Tours, admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation, and don't miss a visit to Houmas House Plantation and Gardens.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Donaldsonville route planner.

Drive from New Orleans to Donaldsonville in 1.5 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you will find days in Donaldsonville are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are slightly colder (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Donaldsonville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lafayette

— 4 nights
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Change things up with these side-trips from Lafayette: Baton Rouge (Mike the Tiger's Habitat, USS Kidd, &more). Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours, take an in-depth tour of Acadian Cultural Center, pause for some photo ops at Urns of Justice, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lafayette online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Donaldsonville to Lafayette takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lafayette are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lafayette

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
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.