21 days in Louisiana Itinerary

21 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana trip planner
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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to New Orleans
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Baton Rouge
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
West Monroe
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Lake Charles
— 2 nights
Drive to George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport, Fly to Exeter


New Orleans — 6 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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and stroll around New Orleans City Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip site.

Exeter, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Exeter to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in New Orleans are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Baton Rouge.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Baton Rouge — 3 nights

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Get out of town with these interesting Baton Rouge side-trips: Vacherie (Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation), Houmas House and Gardens (in Darrow) and Madewood Plantation (in Napoleonville). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at USS Kidd, steep yourself in history at The Myrtles Plantation, get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol Welcome Center, and relax and rejuvenate at The Spa House Day Spa.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Baton Rouge route planning website.

You can drive from New Orleans to Baton Rouge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Baton Rouge, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lafayette.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips

Lafayette — 3 nights

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Venture out of the city with trips to Rip Van Winkle Gardens (in New Iberia) and Jungle Gardens (in Avery Island). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, take an in-depth tour of Acadian Cultural Center, see what you can catch with South Louisiana Redfishing, and have fun at Lamson Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lafayette sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Baton Rouge to Lafayette in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Lafayette are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to West Monroe.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Side Trips

West Monroe — 2 nights

West Monroe is a city in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, United States. On the 18th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Kiroli Park, then do a tasting at Landry Vineyards, and then walk around Lincoln Parish Park.

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Drive from Lafayette to West Monroe in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Shreveport.
Parks · Nature · Wineries
Side Trips

Shreveport — 3 nights

Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. Shreveport is known for museums, childrens museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Shreveport Water Works Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, bet on a winner at Louisiana Downs Casino & Racetrack, and explore the world behind art at R. W. Norton Art Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Shreveport online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from West Monroe to Shreveport takes 1.5 hours. In September in Shreveport, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lake Charles.
Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip

Lake Charles — 2 nights

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. On the 23rd (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Tupper Museum, play a few rounds at Gray Plantation, and then walk around Prien Lake Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point, then walk around Veteran's Memorial Park, then examine the collection at Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu, and finally stroll around Bord Du Lac Park.

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Drive from Shreveport to Lake Charles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lake Charles can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips

Louisiana travel guide

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.