15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
White Castle
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lafayette
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Natchitoches
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Saint Francisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Folsom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
New Orleans
— 6 nights
End: New Orleans

1
day
White Castle

White Castle ©
White Castle a town in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Hansen's Disease Museum, get engrossed in the history at Plaquemine Lock, and then steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the White Castle trip planner.

New Orleans to White Castle is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in May: highs in White Castle hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in White Castle

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

National Hansen's Disease Museum, Plaquemine Lock
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National Hansen's Disease Museum ©
National Hansen's Disease Museum
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation
Plaquemine Lock ©
Plaquemine Lock

3
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Louisiana's Old State Capitol and USS Kidd will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Jungle Gardens and Cathedral of St John the Evangelist. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lafayette: New Iberia (Shadows on the Teche & Rip Van Winkle Gardens) and Baton Rouge (Louisiana Memorial Plaza & Mike the Tiger Habitat). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, contemplate the long history of Acadian Village, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Martin de Tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lafayette trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from White Castle to Lafayette takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Baton Rouge, New Iberia, Jungle Gardens, Church of St Martin de Tours
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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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Cane River Creole National Historical Park and then contemplate the long history of Historic District Shopping. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, contemplate the long history of Fort St. Jean Baptiste, and then contemplate the long history of Melrose Plantation.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Natchitoches trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lafayette to Natchitoches takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lafayette in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Natchitoches, with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint Francisville.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Melrose Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Melrose Plantation ©
Melrose Plantation

2
nights
Saint Francisville

Saint Francisville ©
St. On the 10th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Port Hudson State Historic Site, explore the different monuments and memorials at Port Hudson National Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, and finally learn more about the world around you at West Feliciana Historical Society Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Audubon State Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Market Hall, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francisville United Methodist Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace Church of West Feliciana Parish.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saint Francisville sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Natchitoches to Saint Francisville in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in May, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Folsom.

Things to do in Saint Francisville

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Port Hudson National Cemetery, Port Hudson State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Folsom

Folsom ©
Folsom is a village in St. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Bogue Chitto State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Global Wildlife Center.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Folsom trip planner .

You can drive from Saint Francisville to Folsom in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Folsom

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bogue Chitto State Park
Highlights from your plan
Global Wildlife Center ©
Global Wildlife Center
Bogue Chitto State Park ©
Bogue Chitto State Park

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as Garden District and Lake Lawn Metairie are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Whitney Plantation and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans online route planner .

Drive from Folsom to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Folsom in May: highs in New Orleans hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Destrehan Plantation, Whitney Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Kayaking & Canoeing

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