12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

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Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
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Lafayette
— 2 nights
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Vicksburg
— 2 nights
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Natchez
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights

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Baton Rouge

— 2 nights
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Discover out-of-the-way places like Louisiana's Old State Capitol and Spas. Visit St. Joseph Cathedral and The Old Governor's Mansion for their historical value. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at LSU Museum of Art and hunt for treasures at Red Stick Farmers Market.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Baton Rouge online travel route planner.

New Orleans to Baton Rouge is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Baton Rouge, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 72°F. On the 5th (Sat), you're off to Lafayette.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Lafayette

— 2 nights
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Martin de Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Louisiana Marketshops at the 115, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist.

For traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Lafayette trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Baton Rouge to Lafayette by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lafayette can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Vicksburg

— 2 nights
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to U.S.S. Cairo Museum and Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visit Old Courthouse and The Church of the Holy Trinity for their historical value. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Martha Vick House, make a trip to McRaven House, snap pictures at Vicksburg Bridge, and take in the exciting artwork at Attic Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vicksburg trip planner.

Getting from Lafayette to Vicksburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Natchez.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Natchez

— 2 nights
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. On the 10th (Thu), stop by Darby's Famous Fudge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica, then admire the natural beauty at Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Mount Locust Inn & Plantation, and finally steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Natchez day trip app.

You can drive from Vicksburg to Natchez in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Natchez can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Whitney Plantation and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. Popular historic sites such as Immaculate Conception Church and Evergreen Plantation are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Hex: Old World Witchery, stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures.

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Traveling by car from Natchez to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Natchez in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.