14 days in Louisiana Itinerary

14 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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14 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Boise
Fly:  8​h
1
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hammond
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Saint Francisville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lafayette
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Natchitoches
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Bossier City
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Boise

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jamie Hayes Gallery and Boutique du Vampyre. Museum-lovers will get to explore Escape My Room New Orleans and The National WWII Museum. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to Whitney Plantation in Wallace, about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, and take a stroll through Royal Street.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans online trip builder .

Boise to New Orleans is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Boise, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hammond.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Destrehan Plantation, Whitney Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
Hammond

Hammond ©
Hammond is the largest city in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, United States, located 45mi east of Baton Rouge and 45mi northwest of New Orleans. On the 28th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Global Wildlife Center, then explore the engaging exhibits at Louisiana Children's Discovery Center, and then explore and take pictures at Kliebert & Sons Gator Tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hammond vacation site .

Drive from New Orleans to Hammond in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in July: highs in Hammond hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Saint Francisville.

Things to do in Hammond

Childrens Museums Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Global Wildlife Center, Kliebert & Sons Gator Tours
Highlights from your plan
Louisiana Children's Discovery Center ©
Global Wildlife Center ©
Global Wildlife Center
Kliebert & Sons Gator Tours ©
Kliebert & Sons Gator Tours

1
night
Saint Francisville

Saint Francisville ©
St. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace Church of West Feliciana Parish, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francisville United Methodist Church, steep yourself in history at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, then make a trip to The Myrtles Plantation, and finally steep yourself in history at Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saint Francisville trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Hammond to Saint Francisville takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Saint Francisville can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in Saint Francisville

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site ©
The Myrtles Plantation ©
The Myrtles Plantation

3
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedral of St John the Evangelist and Jungle Gardens. Popular historic sites such as Rip Van Winkle Gardens and Vermilionville are in your itinerary. Explore Lafayette's surroundings by going to Baton Rouge (Mike the Tiger Habitat, USS Kidd, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Martin, get to know the fascinating history of Acadian Village, get engrossed in the history at Acadian Cultural Center, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Martin de Tours.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lafayette tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Saint Francisville to Lafayette takes 1.5 hours. In July in Lafayette, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Baton Rouge, Jungle Gardens, Rip Van Winkle Gardens, Church of St Martin de Tours, Lake Martin
Highlights from your plan
Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©
Rip Van Winkle Gardens ©
Rip Van Winkle Gardens

2
nights
Natchitoches

Natchitoches ©
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, examine the collection at Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Minor Basilica Of The Immaculate Conception, then contemplate the long history of Prudhomme-Rouquier House, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic District Shopping. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fort St. Jean Baptiste, stop by Natchitoches Pecans, then contemplate the long history of Melrose Plantation, and finally go for a walk through Cane River National Heritage Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Natchitoches driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Lafayette to Natchitoches in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Bossier City.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Natchitoches Pecans, Melrose Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Melrose Plantation ©
Melrose Plantation
Fort St. Jean Baptiste ©
Fort St. Jean Baptiste

1
night
Bossier City

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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): try your luck at Margaritaville Resort Casino, buy something for everyone on your list at Louisiana Boardwalk, then explore the world behind art at R. W. Norton Art Gallery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Caddo Parish Confederate Monument.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bossier City day trip website .

You can drive from Natchitoches to Bossier City in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bossier City

Casinos Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Shreveport
Highlights from your plan
Margaritaville Resort Casino ©
Margaritaville Resort Casino
R. W. Norton Art Gallery ©
R. W. Norton Art Gallery
Louisiana Boardwalk ©
Louisiana Boardwalk

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