12 days in Louisiana Itinerary

12 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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12 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cameron
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
New Iberia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Zurich

2
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the long history of St. Joseph Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Mike the Tiger Habitat, then contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, contemplate the long history of St. Joseph Plantation, and then admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Baton Rouge visit planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Baton Rouge is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Zurich in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Baton Rouge: highs are around 39°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cameron.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Vacherie, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Nottoway Plantation
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Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens ©
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation

2
nights
Cameron

Cameron ©
Cameron is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the parish seat of Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stroll through Holly Beach and then kick back and relax at Mae's Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge and then identify plant and animal life at Sabine National Wildlife Refuge.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cameron trip planner.

Traveling by car from Baton Rouge to Cameron takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cameron can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New Iberia.

Things to do in Cameron

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Louisiana
Highlights from your plan
Sabine National Wildlife Refuge ©
Sabine National Wildlife Refuge
Holly Beach ©
Holly Beach

2
nights
New Iberia

New Iberia ©
New Iberia is a small city in and the parish seat of Iberia Parish, Louisiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Jungle Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Acadian Memorial, and then explore the activities along Lake Martin. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Palmetto Island State Park, then pause for some photo ops at Urns of Justice, and then step off the mainland to explore Avery island.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New Iberia tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Cameron to New Iberia in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in New Iberia are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New Iberia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Avery Island, Lake Martin, Acadian Memorial, Urns of Justice, Palmetto Island State Park
Highlights from your plan
Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Palmetto Island State Park ©
Palmetto Island State Park
Avery island ©
Avery island

5
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.
Visiting Chalmette National Historical Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Visit French Quarter and Garden District for their historical value. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, walk around Woldenberg Park, see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and wander the streets of Royal Street.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans route builder app .

Traveling by car from New Iberia to New Orleans takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from New Iberia, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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