14 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana travel planner
Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Baton Rouge
— 4 nights
New Orleans
— 7 nights


Lafayette — 2 nights

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Go for a jaunt from Lafayette to Crowley to see City of Crowley about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, steep yourself in history at Acadian Village, snap pictures at Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge and Monument, and don't miss a visit to Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lafayette online sightseeing planner.

New York City to Lafayette is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Lafayette, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, expect nights in Lafayette to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 90°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Baton Rouge.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

Baton Rouge — 4 nights

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Explore Baton Rouge's surroundings by going to The Spa House Day Spa (in Gonzales), Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle) and Vacherie (Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation). There's lots more to do: stroll through Houmas House and Gardens, contemplate the long history of Louisiana's Old State Capitol, see the interesting displays at National Hansen's Disease Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Capitol Park Museum - Louisiana State Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Baton Rouge online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Lafayette to Baton Rouge takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Baton Rouge are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips

New Orleans — 7 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to French Quarter, see the interesting displays at Cabildo, stroll around Audubon Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Baton Rouge to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Baton Rouge in September, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 83°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Louisiana travel guide

Nightlife · Historic Walking Areas · 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.