22 days in Baton Rouge, Houston & Phoenix Itinerary

22 days in Baton Rouge, Houston & Phoenix Itinerary

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Baton Rouge

— 7 nights
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baton Rouge: Vacherie (Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Oak Alley Plantation, &more), San Francisco Plantation (in Garyville) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, gain insight at Louisiana State University, get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol Welcome Center, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Baton Rouge travel route builder tool.

New York City to Baton Rouge is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in April, expect Baton Rouge to be somewhat warmer, temps between 79°F and 58°F. You'll set off for Houston on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Houston

— 6 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: Galveston (Tree Sculptures, The Seawall, &more), Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and Nana's Attic (in League City). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo, admire the sheer force of Water Wall, and get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Houston trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Baton Rouge to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in April, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Phoenix.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 8 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Get out of town with these interesting Phoenix side-trips: Absolute Bikes (in Village of Oak Creek), Spas (in Sedona) and Arizona Copper Art Museum (in Clarkdale). There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, get to know the resident critters at Phoenix Zoo, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Phoenix online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Phoenix takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Phoenix. While traveling from Houston, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Phoenix, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips