15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana journey builder

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Bossier City
— 1 night
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Cameron
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake Charles
— 2 nights
Drive
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New Iberia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baton Rouge
— 3 nights
Drive
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Bossier City

— 1 night
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. On the 10th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Caddo Parish Confederate Monument, then try your luck at Harrah's Louisiana Downs, and then admire the masterpieces at R. W. Norton Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: try your luck at Margaritaville Resort Casino, then buy something for everyone on your list at Louisiana Boardwalk, and then try to win big at Horseshoe Casino.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bossier City journey planner.

Indianapolis to Bossier City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, Bossier City is a bit warmer than Indianapolis - with highs of 93°F and lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cameron.

Things to do in Bossier City

Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Cameron

— 1 night
Cameron is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the parish seat of Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Holly Beach, stroll through Mae's Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Sabine Pass Lighthouse.

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You can drive from Bossier City to Cameron in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July in Cameron, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Lake Charles.

Things to do in Cameron

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Lake Charles

— 2 nights
Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. On the 13th (Tue), try to win big at L'Auberge Casino Resort, then try to win big at Golden Nugget Casino, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bayou Rum Distillery, and finally walk around Veteran's Memorial Park. On the next day, play a few rounds at Gray Plantation and then try to win big at Coushatta Casino Resort.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lake Charles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cameron to Lake Charles takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Iberia.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Fun & Games · Casinos · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

New Iberia

— 2 nights
New Iberia is a small city in and the parish seat of Iberia Parish, Louisiana, United States. On the 15th (Thu), examine the collection at Conrad Rice Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jungle Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rip Van Winkle Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake End Park and then sample the tasty concoctions at Parish Brewing.

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Traveling by car from Lake Charles to New Iberia takes 2 hours. In July in New Iberia, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Iberia

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Baton Rouge

— 3 nights
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as USS Kidd and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baton Rouge: Vacherie (Oak Alley Plantation & Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site), Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle) and Saint Francisville (The Myrtles Plantation & Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mike the Tiger's Habitat, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and steep yourself in history at Louisiana's Old State Capitol.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Baton Rouge trip builder website.

Drive from New Iberia to Baton Rouge in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 5 nights

The Big Easy

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 discover tucked-away gems like Faubourg Marigny and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Change things up with a short trip to Whitney Plantation in Wallace (about 54 minutes away). There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, observe the fascinating underwater world at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

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You can drive from Baton Rouge to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Baton Rouge in July, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 80°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Louisiana travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.