15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Asheville
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Baton Rouge
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h
3
Lafayette
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Bossier City
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Asheville

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 Louisiana Music Factory, The Presbytere, The Historic New Orleans Collection, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, observe the fascinating underwater world at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and wander the streets of Royal Street.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read New Orleans tour planner .

Asheville to New Orleans is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Asheville to New Orleans. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Asheville in April since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baton Rouge: Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle), Vacherie (Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, examine the collection at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol Welcome Center, and identify plant and animal life at Mike the Tiger Habitat.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Baton Rouge online attractions planner .

Traveling by bus from New Orleans to Baton Rouge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in April: highs in Baton Rouge hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Lafayette.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vacherie, Saint Francisville, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Madewood Plantation, Nottoway Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens ©
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation

3
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alexandre Mouton House as well as Lafayette Science Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Lafayette: Jungle Gardens (in Avery Island) and Rip Van Winkle Gardens (in New Iberia). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Acadian Village, make a trip to Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas, and get engrossed in the history at Acadian Cultural Center.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lafayette trip maker website .

You can take a bus from Baton Rouge to Lafayette in an hour. Another option is to drive. In April, daytime highs in Lafayette are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bossier City.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Rip Van Winkle Gardens, Jungle Gardens, Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas, Lake Martin
Highlights from your plan
Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Acadian Village ©
Acadian Village

2
nights
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Historic District Shopping as well as The Grove. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): browse the different shops at Louisiana Boardwalk, then get curious at Sci-Port Discovery Center, and then admire the masterpieces at R. W. Norton Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The Grove and then steep yourself in history at Historic District Shopping.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bossier City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lafayette to Bossier City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lafayette in April, expect little chillier with lows of 55°F in Bossier City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bossier City

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Shreveport, The Grove, Historic District Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Grove ©
The Grove
R. W. Norton Art Gallery ©
R. W. Norton Art Gallery
Louisiana Boardwalk ©
Louisiana Boardwalk

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