15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana trip planner
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New Orleans
— 6 nights
Drive
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Baton Rouge
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lafayette
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bossier City
— 3 nights
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New Orleans — 6 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Bourbon Street, see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and stroll around New Orleans City Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read New Orleans online trip planner.

Duluth to New Orleans is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Duluth in August, plan for a bit warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 82°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Baton Rouge.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Baton Rouge — 3 nights

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Venture out of the city with trips to Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle), National Hansen's Disease Museum (in Carville) and Vacherie (Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Oak Alley Plantation, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Houmas House and Gardens, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Three Roll Estate, and get engrossed in the history at Louisiana's Old State Capitol.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Baton Rouge using our trip planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Baton Rouge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Baton Rouge, with highs around 92°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lafayette.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Side Trips

Lafayette — 2 nights

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Acadian Village, then head outdoors with Lamson Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Tupper Museum and then ponder the world of politics at City of Crowley.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lafayette road trip website.

You can drive from Baton Rouge to Lafayette in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Lafayette, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bossier City.
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Museums · Nature · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips

Bossier City — 3 nights

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. Bossier City is known for casinos, shopping, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: try your luck at Louisiana Downs Casino & Racetrack, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red River National Wildlife Refuge, see the interesting displays at Shreveport Water Works Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John Berchmans.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bossier City vacation planner.

Drive from Lafayette to Bossier City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Bossier City are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums · Wildlife
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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.
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