15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Krakow
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Baton Rouge
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Shreveport
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Lake Charles
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Krakow

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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at The National WWII Museum and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Mandeville Trailhead Cultural Interpretive Center (in Mandeville), Tammany Trace (in Covington) and Therapy Charters (in Slidell). There's still lots to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Chalmette National Historical Park, wander the streets of Royal Street, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, and stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans day trip site .

Krakow, Poland to New Orleans is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. While traveling from Krakow, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Slidell, Tammany Trace, Mandeville Trailhead Cultural Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

3
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Get some historical perspective at Oak Alley Plantation and Nottoway Plantation. Do some cultural sightseeing at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Acadian Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site (in Saint Martinville), Lafayette (Lamson Park & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Lake Martin (in Breaux Bridge). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mike the Tiger Habitat and contemplate the long history of St. Joseph Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Baton Rouge online trip planner .

You can take a bus from New Orleans to Baton Rouge in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from New Orleans in November, you will find days in Baton Rouge are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are a bit cooler (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Shreveport.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vacherie, Lafayette, Saint Martinville, Nottoway Plantation, Lake Martin
Highlights from your plan
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation

3
nights
Shreveport

Shreveport ©
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cane River Creole National Historical Park and Touchstone Wildlife and Art Museum. Get in touch with nature at Chimp Haven and Red River National Wildlife Refuge. Venture out of the city with trips to North Toledo Bend State Park (in Zwolle) and Lake Claiborne State Park (in Homer). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Meadows Museum of Art.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Shreveport online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Baton Rouge to Shreveport takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Baton Rouge in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Shreveport: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lake Charles.

Things to do in Shreveport

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Touchstone Wildlife and Art Museum, Red River National Wildlife Refuge, Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Lake Claiborne State Park, North Toledo Bend State Park
Highlights from your plan
North Toledo Bend State Park ©
North Toledo Bend State Park
Lake Claiborne State Park ©
Lake Claiborne State Park

2
nights
Lake Charles

Lake Charles ©
Lake Charles is a brackish lake located on the Calcasieu River in Southwest Louisiana, United States, situated almost entirely within the Lake Charles city limits. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): trek along Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point, identify plant and animal life at Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, and then play a few rounds at Gray Plantation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Gator Chateau, identify plant and animal life at Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge, and then stroll around Veteran's Memorial Park.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lake Charles travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Shreveport to Lake Charles in 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Lake Charles are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Louisiana, Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point, Gator Chateau
Highlights from your plan
Gator Chateau ©
Gator Chateau
Sabine National Wildlife Refuge ©
Sabine National Wildlife Refuge

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