24 days in Louisiana Itinerary

24 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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24 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Monroe
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Shreveport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Natchitoches
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Cameron
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Lafayette
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Baton Rouge
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Monroe

3
nights
Shreveport

Shreveport ©
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Claiborne State Park and R. W. Norton Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Shreveport: Chimp Haven (in Keithville) and Driskill Mountain (in Bienville). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Louisiana Boardwalk, identify plant and animal life at Red River National Wildlife Refuge, engage your brain at Sci-Port Discovery Center, and appreciate the history behind Caddo Parish Confederate Monument.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Shreveport route maker website .

Monroe to Shreveport is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Shreveport

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bossier City, Driskill Mountain, Lake Claiborne State Park, Chimp Haven
Highlights from your plan
Lake Claiborne State Park ©
Lake Claiborne State Park
Sci-Port Discovery Center ©
Sci-Port Discovery Center
Driskill Mountain ©
Driskill Mountain

4
nights
Natchitoches

Natchitoches ©
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like North Toledo Bend State Park and Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Natchitoches: Living The Dream Guide Service (in Many), Jimmie Davis State Park (in Chatham) and Kisatchie National Forest (in Provencal). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Cane River Creole National Historical Park, steep yourself in history at Oakland Plantation, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Minor Basilica Of The Immaculate Conception, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cane River National Heritage Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Natchitoches online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Shreveport to Natchitoches takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Natchitoches can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cameron.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kisatchie National Forest, Jimmie Davis State Park, Living The Dream Guide Service, Oakland Plantation, North Toledo Bend State Park
Highlights from your plan
North Toledo Bend State Park ©
North Toledo Bend State Park
Kisatchie National Forest ©
Kisatchie National Forest

2
nights
Cameron

Cameron ©
Cameron is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the parish seat of Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Holly Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mae's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): stroll through Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point, then get to know the fascinating history of Charpentier Historic District, then stroll around Veteran's Memorial Park, and finally walk around Millennium Park.

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Traveling by car from Natchitoches to Cameron takes 3.5 hours. In May in Cameron, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Cameron

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lake Charles, Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point
Highlights from your plan
Holly Beach ©
Holly Beach
Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point ©
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

4
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Step off the beaten path and head to Jungle Gardens and Rip Van Winkle Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Lafayette side-trips: Palmetto Island State Park (in Abbeville), Avery island (in Avery Island) and Shadows on the Teche (in New Iberia). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, get outside with Lamson Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Martin de Tours, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Acadian Village.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lafayette trip planner .

You can drive from Cameron to Lafayette in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Iberia, Avery Island, Lake Martin, Palmetto Island State Park, Church of St Martin de Tours
Highlights from your plan
Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Lake Martin Rookery ©
Lake Martin Rookery
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville

4
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mike the Tiger Habitat and Louisiana's Old State Capitol. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baton Rouge: Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site (in Saint Francisville), Tickfaw State Park (in Springfield) and Lake End Park (in Morgan City). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of LSU Tiger Stadium, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, stroll around Riverfront Plaza, and make a trip to Denham Springs Antique Village.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Baton Rouge trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lafayette to Baton Rouge takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Baton Rouge sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, Tickfaw State Park, Lake End Park, Denham Springs Antique Village
Highlights from your plan
Mike the Tiger Habitat ©
Mike the Tiger Habitat
Tickfaw State Park ©
Tickfaw State Park
The 13th Gate ©
The 13th Gate

6
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Kayaking & Canoeing. When in New Orleans, make a side trip to see Whitney Plantation in Wallace, approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans day trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Baton Rouge to New Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Baton Rouge, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Ultimate Swamp Adventures ©
Ultimate Swamp Adventures

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