16 days in Louisiana Itinerary

16 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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16 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Bossier City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Natchitoches
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
New Iberia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Vacherie
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Folsom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: London

1
night
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 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Germantown Colony Museum, make a trip to Mansfield State Historic Site, and then identify plant and animal life at Chimp Haven. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Dorcheat Historical Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Lake Bistineau State Park, then admire the masterpieces at R. W. Norton Art Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. John Berchmans.

For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Bossier City trip builder website .

London, UK to Bossier City is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Bossier City. In October, Bossier City is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Bossier City

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Shreveport, Minden, Chimp Haven, Mansfield State Historic Site, Lake Bistineau State Park
Highlights from your plan
Chimp Haven ©
Chimp Haven
R. W. Norton Art Gallery ©
R. W. Norton Art Gallery
Germantown Colony Museum ©
Germantown Colony Museum

2
nights
Natchitoches

Natchitoches ©
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Cane River Creole National Historical Park, then steep yourself in history at Prudhomme-Rouquier House, and then contemplate the long history of Historic District Shopping. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Living The Dream Guide Service, then steep yourself in history at Melrose Plantation, and then contemplate the long history of Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Natchitoches trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Bossier City to Natchitoches by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Iberia.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Melrose Plantation, Living The Dream Guide Service
Highlights from your plan
Melrose Plantation ©
Melrose Plantation

2
nights
New Iberia

New Iberia ©
New Iberia is a small city in and the parish seat of Iberia Parish, Louisiana, United States. On the 24th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Shadows on the Teche, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, then get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, and finally stroll the grounds of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bird City, take in nature's colorful creations at Jungle Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Rip Van Winkle Gardens.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New Iberia trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Natchitoches to New Iberia in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vacherie.

Things to do in New Iberia

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Lafayette, Avery Island, Lake Martin
Highlights from your plan
Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Shadows on the Teche ©
Shadows on the Teche

3
nights
Vacherie

Vacherie ©
Vacherie is a small unincorporated community in St. Get some historical perspective at Nottoway Plantation and St. Joseph Plantation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Whitney Plantation and LSU Tiger Stadium. Change things up with these side-trips from Vacherie: Baton Rouge (USS Kidd, Louisiana's Old State Capitol, & more) and Lake End Park (in Morgan City). It doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Oak Alley Plantation and contemplate the long history of Evergreen Plantation.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vacherie trip planner .

Traveling by car from New Iberia to Vacherie takes 2 hours. October in Vacherie sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Folsom.

Things to do in Vacherie

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Baton Rouge, Whitney Plantation, Nottoway Plantation, Evergreen Plantation, Lake End Park
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation
USS Kidd ©
USS Kidd

1
night
Folsom

Folsom ©
Folsom is a village in St. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): examine the collection at Smith H J & Sons General Store and Museum, then grab your bike and head to Tammany Trace, then identify plant and animal life at Global Wildlife Center, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Bogue Chitto State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Folsom online trip builder .

Getting from Vacherie to Folsom by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Folsom

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at The National WWII Museum and New Orleans Museum of Art. Garden District and French Quarter will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, head outdoors with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, and look for gifts at Faulkner House Books.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Folsom to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Folsom in October, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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