15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Steamboat Natchez, Two Chicks Walking Tours and New Orleans School of Cooking. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, don't miss a visit to French Quarter, shop like a local with Royal Street, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Frenchmen Street.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans itinerary maker .

Washington DC to New Orleans is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: highs in New Orleans hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

4
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baton Rouge: Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie), Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow) and Madewood Plantation (in Napoleonville). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at LSU Tiger Stadium, see the interesting displays at USS Kidd, stroll around North Boulevard Town Square, and browse the collection at East Baton Rouge Parish Library.

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Traveling by bus from New Orleans to Baton Rouge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from New Orleans in November, expect nights in Baton Rouge to be little chillier, around 49°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Nottoway Plantation, Oak Alley Plantation, Madewood Plantation, Adam's Cypress Swamp Driftwood Family Museum and Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
LSU Tiger Stadium ©
LSU Tiger Stadium
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation

3
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Explore Lafayette's surroundings by going to Palmetto Island State Park (in Abbeville) and City of Crowley (in Crowley). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Martin, don't miss a visit to Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge and Monument, pause for some photo ops at Urns of Justice, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Martin de Tours.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lafayette road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Baton Rouge to Lafayette takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bossier City.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas, Palmetto Island State Park, City of Crowley, Church of St Martin de Tours, Lake Martin
Highlights from your plan
Palmetto Island State Park ©
Palmetto Island State Park
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Lamson Park ©
Lamson Park

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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): bet on a winner at Harrah's Louisiana Downs, explore the world behind art at R. W. Norton Art Gallery, and then try to win big at Margaritaville Resort Casino. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then try your luck at Horseshoe Casino.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bossier City online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lafayette to Bossier City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lafayette in November: highs in Bossier City hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bossier City

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trip

Shreveport
Highlights from your plan
Margaritaville Resort Casino ©
Margaritaville Resort Casino
R. W. Norton Art Gallery ©
R. W. Norton Art Gallery
Room Escape Games

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