27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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Vacherie
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New Orleans
— 14 nights
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Saint Francisville
— 1 night
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Lafayette
— 2 nights
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Lake Charles
— 2 nights
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Natchitoches
— 2 nights
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Shreveport
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Vacherie

Vacherie is a small unincorporated community in St. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): experience rural life at Kliebert & Sons Gator Tours, then take in nature's colorful creations at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, and then stroll the grounds of St. John's Historic Cemetery. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of E. D. White Historic Site and then walk around Brownell Memorial Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vacherie trip itinerary builder.

Fayetteville to Vacherie is an approximately 15-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August in Vacherie, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Vacherie

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

14
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New Orleans

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The National WWII Museum and Jamie Hayes Gallery. Garden District and Beauvoir will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Delaune Sailing Charters (in Mandeville), Global Wildlife Center (in Folsom) and Biloxi (Ship Island Excursions & Biloxi Beach). Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Old River Road Plantation Adventure, admire the landmark architecture of Destrehan Plantation, partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans, and see the interesting displays at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans vacation planning site.

Getting from Vacherie to New Orleans by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Vacherie in August, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (82°F), and nights are a bit warmer (82°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saint Francisville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Saint Francisville

St. On the 17th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Clark Creek Natural Area and then get engrossed in the history at LSP Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Myrtles Plantation, contemplate the long history of Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of Port Hudson State Historic Site, and finally steep yourself in history at Audubon State Historic Site.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Francisville holiday planner.

Drive from New Orleans to Saint Francisville in 2 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in August, expect nights in Saint Francisville to be slightly colder, around 72°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 89°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in Saint Francisville

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Lafayette

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. On the 19th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Martin de Tours, see the interesting displays at Conrad Rice Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Jungle Gardens, and finally look for gifts at The Best Stop Supermarket. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Acadian Village, immerse yourself in nature at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site, and then explore the activities along Lake Martin.

Make your Lafayette itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Saint Francisville to Lafayette in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Lafayette, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Charles.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Lake Charles

Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Stark Museum of Art, then steep yourself in history at W.H. Stark House, and then sample the fine beverages at Bayou Rum Distillery. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point and then take a peaceful walk through Blue Elbow Swamp.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake Charles trip planner.

Drive from Lafayette to Lake Charles in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Natchitoches

Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Cane River Creole National Historical Park and then contemplate the long history of Historic District Shopping. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, then examine the collection at Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum, and then get outside with Living The Dream Guide Service.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Natchitoches journey app.

You can drive from Lake Charles to Natchitoches in 2.5 hours. In August in Natchitoches, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Shreveport.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Shreveport

Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Meadows Museum of Art, then don't miss a visit to Mansfield State Historic Site, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chimp Haven. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): explore the world behind art at R. W. Norton Art Gallery and then try your luck at Margaritaville Resort Casino.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Shreveport driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Natchitoches to Shreveport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Shreveport can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shreveport

Wildlife · Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.