15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana holiday planner

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Fly
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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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Lake Charles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bossier City
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
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, stroll around New Orleans City Park, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to New Orleans is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Montreal to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in New Orleans. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

3
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Baton Rouge side-trips: Vacherie (Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Oak Alley Plantation, &more), Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at USS Kidd, examine the collection at Louisiana State Archives, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Plaquemine Lock.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Baton Rouge tour app.

Getting from New Orleans to Baton Rouge by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Baton Rouge, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) 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. On the 26th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at St Charles Borromeo Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Acadian Village, then head outdoors with Lamson Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lake Martin Rookery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, and then snap pictures at Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge and Monument.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lafayette driving holiday website.

Getting from Baton Rouge to Lafayette by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lake Charles.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
nights
Lake Charles

Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center, walk around Millennium Park, then walk around Veteran's Memorial Park, and finally stroll around Bord Du Lac Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Tupper Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gator Chateau, and then tee off at Gray Plantation.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lake Charles online day trip planner.

You can drive from Lafayette to Lake Charles in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Lake Charles sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Bossier City.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Golf

Side Trip

1
night
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 30th (Sat): try your luck at Margaritaville Resort Casino, then admire the masterpieces at R. W. Norton Art Gallery, and then explore the world behind art at Meadows Museum of Art.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bossier City trip planner.

Getting from Lake Charles to Bossier City by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May in Bossier City, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bossier City

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Louisiana travel guide

4.1
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.