14 days in Louisiana Itinerary

14 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana journey planner

Make it your trip
Bus to Charlotte, Fly to New Orleans
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New Orleans
— 8 nights
Drive
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Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lafayette
— 1 night
Drive
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Cameron
— 1 night
Drive
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Natchitoches
— 1 night
Drive
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Bossier City
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New Orleans

— 8 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Frenchmen Street, Glass Magick, Chalmette National Historical Park, and other attractions you added. Get some historical perspective at Royal Street and French Quarter. Get a sense of the local culture at The National WWII Museum and Jackson Square. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Jamie Hayes Gallery, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, look for gifts at Louisiana Music Factory, and take in the exciting artwork at Hemmerling Gallery of Southern Art.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our New Orleans road trip app.

Asheville to New Orleans is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Asheville to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Asheville in August, with lows around 82°F. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Baton Rouge

— 2 nights
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): learn about all things military at USS Kidd. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Mike the Tiger's Habitat, contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation, then contemplate the long history of St. Joseph Plantation, and finally take an in-depth tour of Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Baton Rouge itinerary planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Baton Rouge in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in August: highs in Baton Rouge hover around 92°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lafayette

— 1 night
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Myrtles Plantation, contemplate the long history of Acadian Village, and then steep yourself in history at Shadows on the Teche.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lafayette holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Baton Rouge to Lafayette takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cameron.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cameron

— 1 night
Cameron is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the parish seat of Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States. On the 12th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Holly Beach and then kick back and relax at Mae's Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cameron online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lafayette to Cameron takes 2 hours. August in Cameron sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Cameron

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Natchitoches

— 1 night
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fort St. Jean Baptiste, then examine the collection at Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum, then steep yourself in history at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic District Shopping.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Natchitoches trip planner.

Drive from Cameron to Natchitoches in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Bossier City.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Bossier City

Bossier City is a suburb of Shreveport, Louisiana, United States, located in Bossier Parish.As of the 2010 census, Bossier City had a population of 61,315. On the 14th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Louisiana Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Bossier City holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Natchitoches to Bossier City takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bossier City are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bossier City

Shopping
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Louisiana travel guide

4.3
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.