14 days in Louisiana Itinerary

14 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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Fly
1
New Orleans
— 7 nights
Drive
2
Baton Rouge
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Lafayette
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Shreveport
— 1 night
Fly

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7
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New Orleans

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 inner history buff will appreciate Immaculate Conception Church and Destrehan Plantation. Get a sense of the local culture at Whitney Plantation and Lake Lawn Metairie. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Terrebonne Parish (in Houma) and Slidell Historic Antique District (in Slidell). There's lots more to do: partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans, view the masterpieces at Jamie Hayes Gallery, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art, and explore the world behind art at Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planning app.

Atlanta to New Orleans is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Atlanta in December, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

3
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. You'll explore and learn at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Louisiana's Old State Capitol. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Houmas House Plantation and Gardens and Nottoway Plantation. Explore Baton Rouge's surroundings by going to Vacherie (St. Joseph Plantation & Oak Alley Plantation) and Saint Francisville (St. Francisville United Methodist Church, The Myrtles Plantation, &more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Mike the Tiger's Habitat and stroll around LSU Hilltop Arboretum.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Baton Rouge trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Baton Rouge takes 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 66°F to lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lafayette.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): stroll through Rip Van Winkle Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Jungle Gardens, and then appreciate the history behind Urns of Justice. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Acadian Village, get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lafayette trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Baton Rouge to Lafayette by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Shreveport.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
night
Shreveport

Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. On the 2nd (Sat), try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, then try to win big at Harrah's Louisiana Downs, and then try your luck at DiamondJacks Casino.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Shreveport trip maker tool.

You can drive from Lafayette to Shreveport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lafayette in January, with highs in Shreveport at 56°F and lows at 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shreveport

Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Louisiana travel guide

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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.