12 days in Louisiana Itinerary

12 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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12 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Lafayette
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Cameron
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Montreal

2
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. On the 21st (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Plaquemine Lock and then contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Oak Alley Plantation, and then stroll through Raising Cane's Dog Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Baton Rouge day trip website .

Montreal, Canada to Baton Rouge is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in June, expect Baton Rouge to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nottoway Plantation, Oak Alley Plantation, Plaquemine Lock, Lake End Park, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
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Lake End Park ©
Lake End Park
Mike the Tiger Habitat ©
Mike the Tiger Habitat
Raising Cane's Dog Park ©
Raising Cane's Dog Park

2
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Acadian Village, then look for all kinds of wild species at Jungle Gardens, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, head outdoors with Lamson Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin Rookery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Lafayette trip planner .

You can drive from Baton Rouge to Lafayette in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Lafayette, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Cameron.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jungle Gardens, Lake Martin
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Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Lamson Park ©
Lamson Park
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville

1
night
Cameron

Cameron
Cameron is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the parish seat of Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Peveto Woods Birds & Butterfly Sanctuary and then enjoy the sand and surf at Holly Beach.

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

You can drive from Lafayette to Cameron in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Cameron can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Cameron

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

6
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 Audubon Zoo and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, wander the streets of Garden District, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral.

Before you visit New Orleans, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Cameron to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Cameron in June, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (33°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Garden District ©
Garden District
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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