13 days in Louisiana Itinerary

13 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana trip planner

Make it your trip
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New Orleans
— 6 nights
Drive
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Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lafayette
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, identify plant and animal life at Kayak-iti-Yat Original Kayaking Tours of New Orleans, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and make a trip to Jackson Square.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planner.

Pierre to New Orleans is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Pierre in June, plan for much hotter nights in New Orleans, with lows around 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Baton Rouge

— 2 nights
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. On the 14th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, contemplate the long history of Oak Alley Plantation, and then contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol Welcome Center, then deepen your understanding at Louisiana State University, and then let your taste buds guide you at Baton Rouge Food Tours, LLC.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Baton Rouge online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Baton Rouge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Baton Rouge, with highs around 90°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Lafayette

— 4 nights
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Explore Lafayette's surroundings by going to Gator Chateau (in Jennings) and Avery island (in Avery Island). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours, stroll the grounds of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, make a trip to Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas, and explore the activities along Lake Martin.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lafayette trip planner.

Drive from Baton Rouge to Lafayette in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.