14 days in Louisiana Itinerary

14 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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14 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Baton Rouge
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Lake Charles
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Lafayette
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h
End: Frankfurt

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cajun Pride Swamp Tours, Louisiana Swamp Tours, Whitney Plantation, and other attractions. St. Louis Cathedral and Cabildo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary maker app

Frankfurt, Germany to New Orleans is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to New Orleans is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Frankfurt in July, plan for much warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Louisiana, Whitney Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

3
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): try to win big at L'Auberge Casino & Hotel, contemplate the long history of Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of Audubon State Historic Site, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace Episcopal Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Oak Alley Plantation, then experience rural life at St. Joseph Plantation, then get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol Welcome Center, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mike the Tiger Habitat.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Baton Rouge vacation builder tool

You can drive from New Orleans to Baton Rouge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in July, expect nights in Baton Rouge to be a bit cooler, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel to Lake Charles.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Saint Francisville, Vacherie
Highlights from your plan
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Mike the Tiger Habitat ©
Mike the Tiger Habitat

3
nights
Lake Charles

Lake Charles ©
Lake Charles is a brackish lake located on the Calcasieu River in Southwest Louisiana, United States, situated almost entirely within the Lake Charles city limits. Get some cultural insight at W H Stark House and Sabine Pass Battleground State Historical Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Holly Beach and Bayou Rum Distillery. Venture out of the city with trips to Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown (in Beaumont) and Museum of the Gulf Coast (in Port Arthur). There's still lots to do: stroll through Creole Nature Trail and see the interesting displays at Lake Charles Children's Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lake Charles trip itinerary maker tool

Drive from Baton Rouge to Lake Charles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Creole Nature Trail, Holly Beach, Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, Bayou Rum Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Holly Beach ©
Holly Beach
W.H. Stark House ©
W.H. Stark House

1
night
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Jungle Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, and then look for gifts at The Best Stop Supermarket. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Martin de Tours, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, and finally try your luck at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lafayette tour itinerary tool

Traveling by car from Lake Charles to Lafayette takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Lafayette sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino, Church of St Martin de Tours, The Best Stop Supermarket, Lake Martin, Jungle Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©
Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville

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