16 days in Louisiana Itinerary

16 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana itinerary planner
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Opelousas
— 3 nights
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Lafayette
— 1 night
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Gonzales
— 1 day
Drive
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Opelousas
— 1 night
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Lake Charles
— 1 day
Drive
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Opelousas
— 3 nights
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New Iberia
— 1 day
Drive
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Opelousas
— 2 nights
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Baton Rouge
— 1 day
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Opelousas
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Opelousas
— 1 night

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Opelousas — 3 nights

Opelousas is a small city in and the parish seat of St. To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Opelousas trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiports are Lafayette Regional Airport, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and Monroe Regional Airport. In April in Opelousas, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Lafayette.
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Lafayette — 1 night

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Acadian Village, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin Rookery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lafayette trip tool.

Lafayette is just a stone's throw from Opelousas. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gonzales.
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Gonzales — 1 day

Gonzales is a small city in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Gonzales.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Gonzales driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Lafayette to Gonzales in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Gonzales are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Opelousas.
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Opelousas — 1 night

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Opelousas travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gonzales to Opelousas in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 7th (Thu), you'll travel to Lake Charles.
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Lake Charles — 1 day

Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. state of Louisiana, located on Lake Charles, Prien Lake, and the Calcasieu River. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu as well as Crying Eagle Brewing Company. On the 7th (Thu), sample the tasty concoctions at Crying Eagle Brewing Company and then take an in-depth tour of Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Charles route planner.

You can drive from Opelousas to Lake Charles in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Lake Charles can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Opelousas.
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Opelousas — 3 nights

You've now added Louisiana Orphan Train Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Louisiana Orphan Train Museum and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bayou Teche Brewing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Prairie Acadian Cultural Center and then admire the majestic nature at Chicot State Park.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Opelousas vacation planner.

You can drive from Lake Charles to Opelousas in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to New Iberia.
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New Iberia — 1 day

New Iberia is a small city in and the parish seat of Iberia Parish, Louisiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Martin de Tours.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New Iberia attractions tool.

Getting from Opelousas to New Iberia by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Opelousas.
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Opelousas — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Chretien Point Plantation and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bayou Teche Brewing.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Opelousas day trip planning site.

Getting from New Iberia to Opelousas by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Baton Rouge.
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Baton Rouge — 1 day

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Louisiana's Old State Capitol has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of USS Kidd and then steep yourself in history at Louisiana's Old State Capitol.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Baton Rouge route builder website.

Drive from Opelousas to Baton Rouge in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Opelousas.
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Opelousas — 1 night

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Opelousas road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Baton Rouge to Opelousas takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 3 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: visit Garden District, stroll through Woldenberg Park, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner.

You can drive from Opelousas to New Orleans in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Opelousas in April, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Opelousas.
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Opelousas — 1 night

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Opelousas online holiday planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Opelousas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from New Orleans in April, expect nights in Opelousas to be little chillier, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C.
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Louisiana travel guide

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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.
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