35 days in Louisiana Itinerary

35 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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Lake Charles
— 2 nights
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Lafayette
— 4 nights
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Baton Rouge
— 4 nights
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New Orleans
— 15 nights
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Monroe
— 4 nights
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Shreveport
— 3 nights
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Natchitoches
— 2 nights

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Lake Charles

Lake Charles ©
Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Gray Plantation and Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point. Get out of town with these interesting Lake Charles side-trips: Holly Beach (in Cameron) and Jennings (Cajun Skydiving Center & Gator Chateau). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge, tee off at Contraband Bayou Golf Club at L'Auberge Du Lac, get to know the fascinating history of Charpentier Historic District, and walk around Veteran's Memorial Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lake Charles journey app.

Houston to Lake Charles is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lake Charles, with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lafayette.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Golf

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point ©
Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point
Cajun Skydiving Center ©
Cajun Skydiving Center
Gator Chateau ©
Gator Chateau

4
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Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Visit Vermilionville and Acadian Village for their historical value. Get outdoors at Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours and Lamson Park. Explore Lafayette's surroundings by going to Palmetto Island State Park (in Abbeville), New Iberia (Shadows on the Teche & Rip Van Winkle Gardens) and Avery Island (Avery island & Jungle Gardens). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Martin, pause for some photo ops at Urns of Justice, view the masterpieces at Sans Souci Fine Crafts Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Acadian Cultural Center.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lafayette holiday maker site.

Getting from Lake Charles to Lafayette by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Lafayette can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours ©
Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
St Charles Borromeo Church ©
St Charles Borromeo Church

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Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Mike the Tiger's Habitat and The 13th Gate. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nottoway Plantation and Madewood Plantation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baton Rouge: Vacherie (Oak Alley Plantation, Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, &more), Saint Francisville (The Myrtles Plantation, Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site, &more) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at University Lake, sample the tasty concoctions at Tin Roof Brewery, explore the galleries of Louisiana's Old State Capitol, and walk around Arsenal Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Baton Rouge road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Lafayette to Baton Rouge takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Baton Rouge can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site ©
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site

15
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New Orleans

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.
Get some historical perspective at French Quarter and Jackson Square. Escape the urban bustle at Honey Island Kayak Tours and Chalmette National Historical Park. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Covington (Smith H J & Sons General Store and Museum & Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery), Slidell (Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge, Tammany Trace, &more) and Fairview-Riverside State Park (in Madisonville). Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, stroll around New Orleans City Park, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Baton Rouge to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Baton Rouge in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Monroe.

Things to do in New Orleans

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

4
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Monroe

Monroe ©
Monroe is the eighth-largest city in the U.S. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Biedenharn Museum & Gardens and Poverty Point World Heritage Site. Take a break from the city and head to Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Jimmie Davis State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monroe: Lake Claiborne State Park (in Homer), Chemin-A-Haut State Park (in Bastrop) and Southern Heritage Air Foundation (in Tallulah). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Chennault Aviation and Military Museum, stroll around Lincoln Parish Park, and examine the collection at Duck Commander.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Monroe day trip app.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Monroe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Monroe when traveling from New Orleans in December, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Shreveport.

Things to do in Monroe

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge ©
Poverty Point World Heritage Site ©
Poverty Point World Heritage Site
Jimmie Davis State Park ©
Jimmie Davis State Park

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Shreveport

Shreveport ©
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. Get in touch with nature at Chimp Haven and Lake Bistineau State Park. Visit Mansfield State Historic Site and Cathedral of St. John Berchmans for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shreveport: Bonnie & Clyde Death Spot (in Gibsland) and Driskill Mountain (in Bienville). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Red River National Wildlife Refuge, sample the tasty concoctions at Great Raft Brewing, admire the masterpieces at Meadows Museum of Art, and look for gifts at Libbey Glass Outlet.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Shreveport online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Monroe to Shreveport in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Shreveport

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Chimp Haven ©
Chimp Haven
Mansfield State Historic Site ©
Mansfield State Historic Site
Driskill Mountain ©
Driskill Mountain

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Natchitoches

Natchitoches ©
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. On the 25th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Cane River National Heritage Trail, hike along Kisatchie National Forest, then get outside with Living The Dream Guide Service, and finally admire the majestic nature at North Toledo Bend State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cane River Creole National Historical Park and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Minor Basilica Of The Immaculate Conception.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Natchitoches trip planner.

You can drive from Shreveport to Natchitoches in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Natchitoches are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cane River Creole National Historical Park ©
Kisatchie National Forest ©
Kisatchie National Forest

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