21 days in Louisiana Itinerary

21 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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21 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Nimes
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Vacherie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Saint Francisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Shreveport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Natchitoches
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Lafayette
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
New Orleans
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Nimes

1
night
Vacherie

Vacherie ©
Vacherie is a small unincorporated community in St. On the 30th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Oak Alley Plantation, then contemplate the long history of Madewood Plantation, and then steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Evergreen Plantation and then examine the collection at Whitney Plantation.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vacherie day trip planning tool .

Nimes, France to Vacherie is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Nimes to Vacherie, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nimes in June, with highs in Vacherie at 37°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Saint Francisville.

Things to do in Vacherie

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nottoway Plantation, Evergreen Plantation, Madewood Plantation, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Plantation ©
Evergreen Plantation
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation

2
nights
Saint Francisville

Saint Francisville ©
St. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Grace Church of West Feliciana Parish, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francisville United Methodist Church, then steep yourself in history at Market Hall, then contemplate the long history of Audubon State Historic Site, and finally contemplate the long history of Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Port Hudson State Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of Butler Greenwood Plantation, and finally get a new perspective on nature at West Feliciana Historical Society Museum.

Start your trip to Saint Francisville by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Vacherie to Saint Francisville in 1.5 hours. July in Saint Francisville sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Shreveport.

Things to do in Saint Francisville

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Port Hudson State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Shreveport

Shreveport ©
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at R. W. Norton Art Gallery and Germantown Colony Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Dorcheat Historical Museum and Sci-Port Discovery Center. Take a break from Shreveport with a short trip to Mansfield State Historic Site in Mansfield, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: try your luck at Margaritaville Resort Casino, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at Caddo Parish Confederate Monument, and buy something for everyone on your list at Louisiana Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Shreveport trip planner.

Drive from Saint Francisville to Shreveport in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Shreveport

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Minden, Bossier City, Mansfield State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
R. W. Norton Art Gallery ©
R. W. Norton Art Gallery
Sci-Port Discovery Center ©
Sci-Port Discovery Center
Dorcheat Historical Museum ©
Dorcheat Historical Museum

2
nights
Natchitoches

Natchitoches ©
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Melrose Plantation, then steep yourself in history at Fort St. Jean Baptiste, and then contemplate the long history of Historic District Shopping. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Oakland Plantation, take a memorable drive along Cane River National Heritage Trail, and then steep yourself in history at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Natchitoches trip planner .

Drive from Shreveport to Natchitoches in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Melrose Plantation, Oakland Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Fort St. Jean Baptiste ©
Fort St. Jean Baptiste
Cane River National Heritage Trail ©

3
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vermilionville and Louisiana's Old State Capitol. Step off the beaten path and head to Jungle Gardens and Rip Van Winkle Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lafayette: Baton Rouge (USS Kidd, Louisiana Memorial Plaza, & more) and Shadows on the Teche (in New Iberia). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, appreciate the extensive heritage of Acadian Village, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Martin de Tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lafayette trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Natchitoches to Lafayette takes 2.5 hours. July in Lafayette sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Baton Rouge, New Iberia, Jungle Gardens, Church of St Martin de Tours
Highlights from your plan
Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Shadows on the Teche ©
Shadows on the Teche
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Garden District and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Museum-lovers will appreciate The National WWII Museum and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, examine the collection at The Presbytere, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip builder website .

You can drive from Lafayette to New Orleans in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Lafayette, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Destrehan Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
Kayaking & Canoeing

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