23 days in Louisiana Itinerary

23 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana trip itinerary builder
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Fly
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New Orleans
— 9 nights
Fly
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Bossier City
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Lake Charles
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Lafayette
— 5 nights
Drive
5
Gonzales
— 2 nights
Drive to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Fly to Hamburg

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New Orleans — 9 nights

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: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, stop by Frenchmen Street, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and take a stroll through Garden District.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New Orleans road trip planning website.

Hamburg, Germany to New Orleans is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Hamburg to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Hamburg, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Bossier City.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Bossier City — 2 nights

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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then try to win big at Margaritaville Resort Casino. On the next day, try to win big at Horseshoe Casino and then bet on a winner at Louisiana Downs Casino & Racetrack.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bossier City trip itinerary app.

Getting from New Orleans to Bossier City by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in July, you will find days in Bossier City are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are a bit cooler (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lake Charles.
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Fun & Games · Casinos
Side Trip

Lake Charles — 3 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. Step out of Lake Charles to go to Jennings and see Gator Chateau, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: walk around Millennium Park, play a few rounds at Gray Plantation, try to win big at Golden Nugget Casino, and admire the masterpieces at 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lake Charles travel route tool.

Getting from Bossier City to Lake Charles by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In July, daytime highs in Lake Charles are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Lafayette.
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Parks · Golf · Museums · Casinos
Side Trip

Lafayette — 5 nights

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lafayette: Baton Rouge (North Boulevard Town Square, USS Kidd, &more) and The Myrtles Plantation (in Saint Francisville). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Martin, head outdoors with Lamson Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Acadian Village, and don't miss a visit to Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lafayette vacation planner.

Getting from Lake Charles to Lafayette by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Lafayette can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gonzales.
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Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Side Trips

Gonzales — 2 nights

Gonzales is a small city in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, steep yourself in history at Madewood Plantation, and then contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Houmas House and Gardens, then examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, then admire the landmark architecture of Oak Alley Plantation, and finally contemplate the long history of San Francisco Plantation.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gonzales road trip planning website.

Drive from Lafayette to Gonzales in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Gonzales can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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