15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Montevideo
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
New Iberia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Natchitoches
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Shreveport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Saint Francisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Vacherie
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Montevideo

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at The National WWII Museum and Jamie Hayes Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Street and French Quarter. Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Garden District, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and stop by Faulkner House Books.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans online vacation maker .

Montevideo, Uruguay to New Orleans is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Uruguay Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from Montevideo, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Iberia.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

2
nights
New Iberia

New Iberia ©
New Iberia is a small city in and the parish seat of Iberia Parish, Louisiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Shadows on the Teche, admire the natural beauty at Jungle Gardens, and then explore and take pictures at Rip Van Winkle Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, and then explore the activities along Lake Martin.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New Iberia trip planning site .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to New Iberia takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in July, you will find days in New Iberia are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are slightly colder (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Natchitoches.

Things to do in New Iberia

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Lafayette, Jungle Gardens, Lake Martin
Highlights from your plan
Shadows on the Teche ©
Shadows on the Teche
Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©

1
night
Natchitoches

Natchitoches ©
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fort St. Jean Baptiste, examine the collection at Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum, contemplate the long history of Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, then steep yourself in history at Prudhomme-Rouquier House, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic District Shopping.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Natchitoches trip builder .

You can drive from New Iberia to Natchitoches in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Shreveport.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort St. Jean Baptiste ©
Fort St. Jean Baptiste
Prudhomme-Rouquier House ©
Prudhomme-Rouquier House

2
nights
Shreveport

Shreveport ©
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. On the 13th (Sat), engage your brain at Sci-Port Discovery Center, then explore the world behind art at Meadows Museum of Art, then explore the world behind art at R. W. Norton Art Gallery, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Louisiana Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Dorcheat Historical Museum, examine the collection at Shreveport Water Works Museum, and then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Shreveport tour planner .

Drive from Natchitoches to Shreveport in 1.5 hours. In July in Shreveport, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Francisville.

Things to do in Shreveport

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bossier City, Dorcheat Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
R. W. Norton Art Gallery ©
R. W. Norton Art Gallery
Sci-Port Discovery Center ©
Sci-Port Discovery Center
Dorcheat Historical Museum ©
Dorcheat Historical Museum

2
nights
Saint Francisville

Saint Francisville ©
St. On the 15th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, contemplate the long history of The Myrtles Plantation, then steep yourself in history at Butler Greenwood Plantation, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace Church of West Feliciana Parish. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at USS Kidd, examine the collection at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, then steep yourself in history at Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site, and finally steep yourself in history at Audubon State Historic Site.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saint Francisville trip planning tool .

You can drive from Shreveport to Saint Francisville in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vacherie.

Things to do in Saint Francisville

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Baton Rouge
Highlights from your plan
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site ©
Louisiana's Old State Capitol ©
Louisiana's Old State Capitol
USS Kidd ©
USS Kidd

2
nights
Vacherie

Vacherie ©
Vacherie is a small unincorporated community in St. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lake End Park. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at St. Joseph Plantation, admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation, and then see the interesting displays at Whitney Plantation.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vacherie day trip planner .

Getting from Saint Francisville to Vacherie by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Vacherie sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vacherie

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake End Park, Nottoway Plantation, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
St. Joseph Plantation ©
St. Joseph Plantation
Lake End Park ©
Lake End Park

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