14 days in Louisiana Itinerary

14 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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14 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Baton Rouge
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
New Iberia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Natchitoches
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Manchester

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.
Popular historic sites such as Julia Row and Hermann-Grima House are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Whitney Plantation and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Abita Brewing Company (in Abita Springs) and Global Wildlife Center (in Folsom). Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, test your problem-solving skills at Escape My Room New Orleans, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans journey planner .

Manchester, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to New Orleans is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Manchester in July, you will find days in New Orleans are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are warmer (31°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Abita Brewing Company, Global Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Old New Orleans Rum Distillery ©
Old New Orleans Rum Distillery
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

4
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Appreciate the collections at USS Kidd and Louisiana's Old State Capitol. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vermilionville and Cathedral of St John the Evangelist. Venture out of the city with trips to Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle), St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie) and Acadian Village (in Lafayette). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of West Feliciana Historical Society Museum, stroll through Riverfront Plaza, and ponder the world of politics at State Capitol Welcome Center.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Baton Rouge sightseeing planner .

You can drive from New Orleans to Baton Rouge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 39°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New Iberia.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lafayette, Saint Francisville, St. Joseph Plantation, Nottoway Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation

2
nights
New Iberia

New Iberia ©
New Iberia is a small city in and the parish seat of Iberia Parish, Louisiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Jungle Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Rip Van Winkle Gardens, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Parish Brewing. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake Martin and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bayou Teche Brewing.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New Iberia trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Baton Rouge to New Iberia in 1.5 hours. August in New Iberia sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Natchitoches.

Things to do in New Iberia

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Wildlife

Side Trips

Bayou Teche Brewing, Jungle Gardens, Lake Martin, Parish Brewing
Highlights from your plan
Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Rip Van Winkle Gardens ©
Rip Van Winkle Gardens
Lake Martin ©
Lake Martin

1
night
Natchitoches

Natchitoches ©
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fort St. Jean Baptiste, then contemplate the long history of Historic District Shopping, and then steep yourself in history at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Natchitoches trip planning app .

Traveling by car from New Iberia to Natchitoches takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Natchitoches are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fort St. Jean Baptiste ©
Fort St. Jean Baptiste

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