39 days in Louisiana Itinerary

39 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tallulah
— 1 night
2
Shreveport
— 5 nights
3
Natchitoches
— 3 nights
4
Alexandria
— 3 nights
5
Lake Charles
— 5 nights
6
Lafayette
— 5 nights
7
Baton Rouge
— 7 nights
8
New Orleans
— 8 nights

1
night
Tallulah

Tallulah ©
Tallulah is a small city in and the parish seat of Madison Parish in northeastern Louisiana, United States. To plan Tallulah vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

New York City to Tallulah is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tallulah: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Shreveport.

Things to do in Tallulah

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

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Highlights from your plan
Southern Heritage Air Foundation ©
Southern Heritage Air Foundation
Poverty Point World Heritage Site ©
Poverty Point World Heritage Site
Wild Country Safari Park ©
Wild Country Safari Park

5
nights
Shreveport

Shreveport ©
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Louisiana State Exhibit Museum and Shreveport Water Works Museum. Get some cultural insight at Dorcheat Historical Museum and Germantown Colony Museum. Explore Shreveport's surroundings by going to Mansfield State Historic Site (in Mansfield), Chimp Haven (in Keithville) and Louisiana State Oil & Gas Museum (in Oil City). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at R. W. Norton Art Gallery, look for gifts at Libbey Glass Outlet, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, and browse the different shops at Louisiana Boardwalk.

Plan my day in Shreveport using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Tallulah to Shreveport in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Shreveport can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Shreveport

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minden, Mansfield State Historic Site, Chimp Haven, Louisiana Boardwalk, Louisiana State Oil & Gas Museum
Highlights from your plan
R. W. Norton Art Gallery ©
R. W. Norton Art Gallery
Germantown Colony Museum ©
Germantown Colony Museum
Dorcheat Historical Museum ©
Dorcheat Historical Museum

3
nights
Natchitoches

Natchitoches ©
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store and Cane River Creole National Historical Park. Kids will enjoy Prudhomme-Rouquier House and Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Melrose Plantation, don't miss a visit to American Cemetery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cane River National Heritage Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Natchitoches road trip planner.

Drive from Shreveport to Natchitoches in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Melrose Plantation, Oakland Plantation, Cane River Creole National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store ©
Cane River Creole National Historical Park ©
Cane River Creole National Historical Park
Melrose Plantation ©
Melrose Plantation

3
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Alexandria is the ninth-largest city in the state of Louisiana and is the parish seat of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Jerry Lee Lewis Museum and Delta Music Museum. Kids will appreciate attractions like Alexandria Zoological Park and Sabine National Wildlife Refuge. Change things up with a short trip to Frogmore Plantation in Ferriday (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kent Plantation House, don't miss a visit to River Oaks Square Arts Center, and see the interesting displays at Alexandria Museum of Art.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Alexandria route planning site.

Traveling by car from Natchitoches to Alexandria takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Lake Charles.

Things to do in Alexandria

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ferriday, Sabine National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Alexandria Zoological Park ©
Alexandria Zoological Park
Frogmore Plantation ©
Frogmore Plantation
The Jerry Lee Lewis Museum ©
The Jerry Lee Lewis Museum

5
nights
Lake Charles

Lake Charles ©
Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. You'll explore and learn at Dequincy Railroad Museum and Children's Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tupper Museum and USS Orleck Naval Museum. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge, hike along Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point, explore the world behind art at 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center, and walk around Millennium Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lake Charles trip builder.

Getting from Alexandria to Lake Charles by car takes about 2 hours. In June in Lake Charles, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sulphur, Tupper Museum, Bayou Rum Distillery, Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge, Dequincy Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Tupper Museum ©
Tupper Museum
Dequincy Railroad Museum ©
Dequincy Railroad Museum
Brimstone Museum Complex ©
Brimstone Museum Complex

5
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Museum-lovers will get to explore Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum and Acadian Cultural Center. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of St John the Evangelist and Rip Van Winkle Gardens are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lafayette: Avery Island (Jungle Gardens & Avery island), Eunice (Cajun Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Eunice Depot Museum, &more) and New Iberia (Bayou Teche Museum, Shadows on the Teche, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, get engrossed in the history at Acadian Memorial, contemplate the long history of Acadian Village, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Lagniappe Antiques Etc..

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lafayette trip planner.

Getting from Lake Charles to Lafayette by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Lafayette are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Lafayette

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Iberia, Eunice, Breaux Bridge, Saint Martinville, Avery Island
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist
Rip Van Winkle Gardens ©
Rip Van Winkle Gardens
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville

7
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as USS Kidd and Mike the Tiger's Habitat. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louisiana's Old State Capitol and Nottoway Plantation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baton Rouge: St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie), National Hansen's Disease Museum (in Carville) and Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum (in Patterson). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at West Baton Rouge Museum, get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol Welcome Center, and explore the engaging exhibits at Knock Knock Children's Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Baton Rouge using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lafayette to Baton Rouge takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Baton Rouge, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Saint Francisville, St. Joseph Plantation, Adam's Cypress Swamp Driftwood Family Museum and Art Gallery, West Baton Rouge Museum, Plaquemine Lock
Highlights from your plan
Louisiana's Old State Capitol ©
Louisiana's Old State Capitol
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site ©
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site
USS Kidd ©
USS Kidd

8
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
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 Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA and The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies. Discover out-of-the-way places like Whitney Plantation and Immaculate Conception Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Biloxi (Beauvoir, Biloxi Lighthouse, &more), Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard) and Bay Saint Louis (Saint Rose de Lima Catholic Church & Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at Escape My Room New Orleans, stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie, head outdoors with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, and see the interesting displays at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans road trip site.

Traveling by car from Baton Rouge to New Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Baton Rouge in July, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Biloxi, Gulfport, Bay Saint Louis, Global Wildlife Center, Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans

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