18 days in Louisiana Itinerary

18 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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Baton Rouge
— 3 nights
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Breaux Bridge
— 2 nights
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Lafayette
— 4 nights
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Darrow
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 6 nights
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Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Get outdoors at Mike the Tiger's Habitat and Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louisiana's Old State Capitol and Audubon State Historic Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Francisville (Grace Church of West Feliciana Parish & Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Port Hudson National Cemetery, contemplate the long history of The Old Governor's Mansion, head outdoors with The 13th Gate, and walk around Riverfront Plaza.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Baton Rouge trip builder app.

Quebec City, Canada to Baton Rouge is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Quebec City to Baton Rouge due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Quebec City, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Baton Rouge, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Breaux Bridge.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
nights
Breaux Bridge

Breaux Bridge is a small city in St. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Martin de Tours, get engrossed in the history at Acadian Memorial, then immerse yourself in nature at Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Palmetto Island State Park, examine the collection at The African American Museum, and then explore the activities along Lake Martin.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Breaux Bridge road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Baton Rouge to Breaux Bridge takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Breaux Bridge can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in Breaux Bridge

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

4
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Lafayette

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of St John the Evangelist and Alexandre Mouton House. Escape the urban bustle at Gator Chateau and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Lafayette: Tupper Museum (in Jennings) and Bayou Rum Distillery (in Lacassine). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, take in the exciting artwork at Sans Souci Fine Crafts Gallery, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Acadiana, and walk around Acadiana Park Nature Station.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lafayette route planner.

Lafayette is very close to Breaux Bridge. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Darrow.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Darrow

Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Whitney Plantation, steep yourself in history at The Cajun Village, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Evergreen Plantation, then see the interesting displays at National Hansen's Disease Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Bocage Plantation.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Darrow tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Lafayette to Darrow in 1.5 hours. May in Darrow sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Darrow

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

6
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New Orleans

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Escape My Room New Orleans. Get a sense of the local culture at French Quarter and Lake Lawn Metairie. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, wander the streets of Garden District, and examine the collection at The National WWII Museum.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Darrow to New Orleans by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Darrow in May, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

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.