28 days in Louisiana Itinerary

28 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana trip planner
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Shreveport
— 2 nights
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Alexandria
— 3 nights
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Lafayette
— 6 nights
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Baton Rouge
— 5 nights
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New Orleans
— 11 nights
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Shreveport — 2 nights

Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. Bring the kids along to Holy Trinity Catholic Church and Logan Mansion 1897 LLC. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Shreveport Aquarium, walk around Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at First United Methodist Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Shreveport trip planner.

Seattle to Shreveport is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in January, expect nights in Shreveport to be about the same, around 37°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Alexandria.
Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Alexandria — 3 nights

Alexandria is the ninth-largest city in the state of Louisiana and is the parish seat of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States. Family-friendly places like The Minor Basilica Of The Immaculate Conception and Oakland Plantation will thrill your kids. Explore Alexandria's surroundings by going to Historic District Shopping (in Natchitoches), Melrose Plantation (in Melrose) and Louisiana Political Museum (in Winnfield). It doesn't end there: explore the engaging exhibits at T.R.E.E. House.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Alexandria attractions planner.

You can drive from Shreveport to Alexandria in 2 hours. January in Alexandria sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lafayette.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Lafayette — 6 nights

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Kids will enjoy Vermilionville and Cathedral of St John the Evangelist. Venture out of the city with trips to Palmetto Island State Park (in Abbeville) and Tupper Museum (in Jennings). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Martin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Martin de Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Acadian Village, and get outside with The Atchafalaya Experience.

You can plan Lafayette trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Alexandria to Lafayette in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in January, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Baton Rouge.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Side Trips

Baton Rouge — 5 nights

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Kids will appreciate attractions like Mike the Tiger's Habitat and LSU Museum of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baton Rouge: Madewood Plantation (in Napoleonville), Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle) and Vacherie (Oak Alley Plantation & Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Houmas House and Gardens, walk around Arsenal Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Knock Knock Children's Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at USS Kidd.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Baton Rouge trip maker website.

Getting from Lafayette to Baton Rouge by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Baton Rouge can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to New Orleans.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips

New Orleans — 11 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The National WWII Museum and Garden District. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, take a stroll through Royal Street, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by car from Baton Rouge to New Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Baton Rouge in January, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.