15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Baton Rouge
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Lafayette
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Natchitoches
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Bossier City
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to LSU Tiger Stadium and LSU Rural Life Museum. Explore Baton Rouge's surroundings by going to Donaldsonvillle (in Donaldsonville), Vacherie (St. Joseph Plantation & Oak Alley Plantation) and Saint Francisville (Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site, Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, & more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, look for all kinds of wild species at Mike the Tiger Habitat, get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol Welcome Center, and explore and take pictures at Louisiana State University.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Baton Rouge online visit planner .

Toronto, Canada to Baton Rouge is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In September, Baton Rouge is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lafayette.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Saint Francisville, Vacherie, Donaldsonvillle
Highlights from your plan
LSU Tiger Stadium ©
LSU Tiger Stadium
Louisiana's Old State Capitol ©
Louisiana's Old State Capitol

2
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Rip Van Winkle Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Jungle Gardens, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, then steep yourself in history at Acadian Village, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Parish Brewing, and finally explore the activities along Lake Martin.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lafayette online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Baton Rouge to Lafayette takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Lafayette, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Jungle Gardens, Parish Brewing, Lake Martin, Rip Van Winkle Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©
Rip Van Winkle Gardens ©
Rip Van Winkle Gardens

2
nights
Natchitoches

Natchitoches ©
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Minor Basilica Of The Immaculate Conception, then don't miss a visit to American Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Historic District Shopping, and finally contemplate the long history of Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Fort St. Jean Baptiste, take a memorable drive along Cane River National Heritage Trail, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Kisatchie National Forest.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Natchitoches trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Lafayette to Natchitoches in 2.5 hours. In September in Natchitoches, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bossier City.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites Trails Parks

Side Trip

Kisatchie National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Historic District Shopping ©
Historic District Shopping
Fort St. Jean Baptiste ©
Fort St. Jean Baptiste

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the world behind art at R. W. Norton Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. John Berchmans, then try your luck at Margaritaville Resort Casino, and finally browse the different shops at Louisiana Boardwalk.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Bossier City trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Natchitoches to Bossier City in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Bossier City

Casinos Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Shreveport
Highlights from your plan
Margaritaville Resort Casino ©
Margaritaville Resort Casino
R. W. Norton Art Gallery ©
R. W. Norton Art Gallery
Louisiana Boardwalk ©
Louisiana Boardwalk

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Escape My Room New Orleans and New Orleans Musical Legends Park. Change things up with a short trip to Whitney Plantation in Wallace (about 52 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, make a trip to French Quarter, and brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bossier City to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bossier City in September: highs in New Orleans hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Destrehan Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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