29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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Vacherie
— 2 nights
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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
— 2 nights
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Baton Rouge
— 3 nights
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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, admire the natural beauty at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, and then stroll the grounds of St. John's Historic Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of E. D. White Historic Site and then stroll around Brownell Memorial Park.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vacherie trip itinerary planner.

Fayetteville to Vacherie is an approximately 15-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fayetteville to Vacherie. In August, daytime highs in Vacherie are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can 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.
Appreciate the collections at The National WWII Museum and New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Old River Road Plantation Adventure and Beauvoir. You'll find plenty of places to visit near 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 lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, admire the striking features of Destrehan Plantation, admire the masterpieces at Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vacherie to New Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Vacherie, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 82°F. Wrap up 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

1
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Saint Francisville

St. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Clark Creek Natural Area and then contemplate the long history of LSP Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Myrtles Plantation, then 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.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Francisville road trip tool.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Saint Francisville takes 2 hours. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Saint Francisville, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lafayette.

Things to do in Saint Francisville

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

2
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Lafayette

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Martin de Tours, then examine the collection at Conrad Rice Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Jungle Gardens, and finally look for gifts at The Best Stop Supermarket. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Acadian Village, then immerse yourself in nature at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lafayette attractions website.

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

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
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Lake Charles

Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. On the 21st (Sat), explore the world behind art at Stark Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at W.H. Stark House, and then sample the fine beverages at Bayou Rum Distillery. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point and then take a peaceful walk through Blue Elbow Swamp.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lake Charles driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Lafayette to Lake Charles in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to 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, contemplate the long history of Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, then see the interesting displays at Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum, and then head outdoors with Living The Dream Guide Service.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Natchitoches online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Lake Charles to Natchitoches takes 2.5 hours. August in Natchitoches sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time 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. On the 25th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Meadows Museum of Art, then witness the site of a historic battle at Mansfield State Historic Site, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chimp Haven. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at R. W. Norton Art Gallery and then try your luck at Margaritaville Resort Casino.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Shreveport trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Natchitoches to Shreveport in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Shreveport

Wildlife · Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, see the interesting displays at National Hansen's Disease Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Bocage Plantation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at USS Kidd and then immerse yourself in nature at Tickfaw State Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Baton Rouge trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shreveport to Baton Rouge takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

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.