15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana journey planner

Make it your trip
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New Orleans
— 7 nights
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Baton Rouge
— 4 nights
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Lafayette
— 3 nights
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New Orleans

— 7 nights

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, visit Garden District, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Audubon Zoo, and get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans vacation planner.

Washington DC to New Orleans is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Baton Rouge

— 4 nights
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Explore Baton Rouge's surroundings by going to Madewood Plantation (in Napoleonville), Vacherie (Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation) and Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, stroll around North Boulevard Town Square, examine the collection at Louisiana State Archives, and contemplate the long history of Louisiana's Old State Capitol.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Baton Rouge trip maker site.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Baton Rouge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Baton Rouge: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Lafayette

— 3 nights
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lafayette: Avery island (in Avery Island), Gator Chateau (in Jennings) and Bayou Teche Brewing (in Arnaudville). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, appreciate the history behind Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge and Monument, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lafayette trip planning site.

Getting from Baton Rouge to Lafayette by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lafayette are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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.