16 days in Louisiana Itinerary

16 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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16 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Belleville
Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Bossier City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Lafayette
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Houma
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
New Orleans
— 7 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
End: Belleville

2
nights
Bossier City

Bossier City ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): witness the site of a historic battle at Mansfield State Historic Site, try to win big at Harrah's Louisiana Downs, and then try to win big at Margaritaville Resort Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): stroll around Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, then explore the world behind art at Meadows Museum of Art, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Red River National Wildlife Refuge.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Bossier City route planning website .

Belleville to Bossier City is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Belleville in October, with highs in Bossier City at 80°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Bossier City

Fun & Games Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Shreveport, Mansfield State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Margaritaville Resort Casino ©
Margaritaville Resort Casino
Harrah's Louisiana Downs ©
Harrah's Louisiana Downs
Mansfield State Historic Site ©
Mansfield State Historic Site

3
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Venture out of the city with trips to Gator Chateau (in Jennings), Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle) and Lake Charles (Veteran's Memorial Park & Millennium Park). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Martin, get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, appreciate the history behind Urns of Justice, and head outdoors with Lamson Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lafayette trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Bossier City to Lafayette takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lafayette are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Houma.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lake Charles, Lake Martin, Nottoway Plantation, Gator Chateau
Highlights from your plan
Gator Chateau ©
Gator Chateau
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville

3
nights
Houma

Houma ©
Houma is the largest city in and the parish seat of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, and the largest principal city of the Houma - Bayou Cane - Thibodaux Metropolitan Statistical Area. You've now added Regional Military Museum to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Houma: Madewood Plantation (in Napoleonville), Vacherie (Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, St. Joseph Plantation, & more) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). And it doesn't end there: browse the collection at Martha Sowell Utley Memorial Library, examine the collection at Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum, identify plant and animal life at Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge, and admire the masterpieces at Southdown Plantation & Museum.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Houma route planning app .

Traveling by car from Lafayette to Houma takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in October, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houma

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Vacherie, Whitney Plantation, Martha Sowell Utley Memorial Library, Madewood Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Regional Military Museum ©
Regional Military Museum
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation

7
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, take a stroll through Frenchmen Street, examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and stroll around New Orleans City Park.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans tour planning website .

Drive from Houma to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Houma in October, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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