29 days in Louisiana Itinerary

29 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana tour itinerary planner
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Bossier City
— 2 nights
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Lake Charles
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lafayette
— 4 nights
Drive
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Donaldsonville
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 14 nights

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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. Bossier City is known for casinos, shopping, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: try to win big at Louisiana Downs Casino & Racetrack, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, admire the landmark architecture of Logan Mansion 1897 LLC, and take an in-depth tour of Louisiana State Exhibit Museum.

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New Orleans to Bossier City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in April, Bossier City is little chillier at night with lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Lake Charles.
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Historic Sites · Casinos · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip

Lake Charles — 5 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. When in Lake Charles, make a side trip to see Living The Dream Guide Service in Many, approximately Many away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Veteran's Memorial Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Crying Eagle Brewing Company, try your luck at Golden Nugget Casino, and stay fit while traveling at Golden Nugget Spa & Salon.

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Drive from Bossier City to Lake Charles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lafayette.
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Parks · Casinos · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Lafayette — 4 nights

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Get out of town with these interesting Lafayette side-trips: West Baton Rouge Museum (in Port Allen) and State Capitol Welcome Center (in Baton Rouge). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Martin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, head outdoors with Lamson Park, and relax and rejuvenate at Red Lerille's Health & Raquet Club.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lafayette trip planner.

Drive from Lake Charles to Lafayette in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in April, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Donaldsonville.
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Nature · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Donaldsonville — 3 nights

Donaldsonville is a small city in and the parish seat of Ascension Parish in south Louisiana, United States, located along the River Road of the west bank of the Mississippi River. Explore Donaldsonville's surroundings by going to San Francisco Plantation (in Garyville), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation, see the interesting displays at National Hansen's Disease Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Houmas House and Gardens, and revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Gonzales.

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You can drive from Lafayette to Donaldsonville in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Donaldsonville are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Side Trips

New Orleans — 14 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: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Audubon Zoo, and learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum.

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You can drive from Donaldsonville to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Donaldsonville in April, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (71°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (71°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to 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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