39 days in Louisiana Itinerary

39 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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39 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Tallulah
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Shreveport
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Natchitoches
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Alexandria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Lake Charles
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Lafayette
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h
7
Baton Rouge
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
8
New Orleans
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
End: New York City

1
night
Tallulah

Tallulah ©
Tallulah is a small city in and the parish seat of Madison Parish in northeastern Louisiana, United States. To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tallulah route builder site .

New York City to Tallulah is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) 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 90°F by day to 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough 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. Family-friendly places like Sci-Port Discovery Center and Chimp Haven will thrill your kids. Museum-lovers will get to explore R. W. Norton Art Gallery and Dorcheat Historical Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Shreveport side-trips: Mansfield State Historic Site (in Mansfield), Louisiana State Oil & Gas Museum (in Oil City) and Germantown Colony Museum (in Minden). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Louisiana Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at First United Methodist Church, see the interesting displays at Shreveport Water Works Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Barksdale Global Power Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Shreveport trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tallulah to Shreveport. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Shreveport

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Minden, Louisiana State Oil & Gas Museum, Chimp Haven, Louisiana Boardwalk, Mansfield State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
R. W. Norton Art Gallery ©
R. W. Norton Art Gallery
Sci-Port Discovery Center ©
Sci-Port Discovery Center
Barksdale Global Power Museum ©
Barksdale Global Power 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 Fort St. Jean Baptiste. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic District Shopping and Melrose Plantation. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Oakland Plantation, examine the collection at Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cane River Creole National Historical Park, and don't miss a visit to American Cemetery.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Natchitoches sightseeing tool .

Explore your travel options from Shreveport to Natchitoches with the Route module. In June, daytime highs in Natchitoches are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Oakland Plantation, Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Melrose Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Fort St. Jean Baptiste ©
Fort St. Jean Baptiste

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 Delta Music Museum and The Jerry Lee Lewis Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly 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). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kent Plantation House, see the interesting displays at Alexandria Museum of Art, and make a trip to River Oaks Square Arts Center.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Natchitoches to Alexandria. In June, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to 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 a brackish lake located on the Calcasieu River in Southwest Louisiana, United States, situated almost entirely within the Lake Charles city limits. Family-friendly places like Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point and Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge will thrill your kids. Tupper Museum and 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Lake Charles, make a side trip to see Dequincy Railroad Museum in Dequincy, approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu, appreciate the extensive heritage of Charpentier Historic District, see the interesting displays at USS Orleck, and explore the world behind art at Imperial Calcasieu Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lake Charles online tour planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Alexandria to Lake Charles. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can take a bus to Lafayette.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sulphur, Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge, Bayou Rum Distillery, Tupper Museum, Dequincy Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Tupper Museum ©
Tupper Museum
Dequincy Railroad Museum ©
Dequincy Railroad Museum
Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point ©

5
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Popular historic sites such as Vermilionville and Rip Van Winkle Gardens are in your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Jungle Gardens and Lafayette Science Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Lafayette side-trips: New Iberia (Bayou Teche Museum, Shadows on the Teche, & more), Eunice (Cajun Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Eunice Depot Museum, & more) and Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum (in Jeanerette). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, get engrossed in the history at Acadian Cultural Center, step off the mainland to explore Avery island, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Lagniappe Antiques Etc..

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lafayette travel tool .

You can take a bus from Lake Charles to Lafayette in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Lafayette, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 75°F at night. 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, Avery Island, Saint Martinville, Breaux Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Shadows on the Teche ©
Shadows on the Teche
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©

7
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Get a sense of the local culture at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site and Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum. Let the collections at USS Kidd and Louisiana's Old State Capitol capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Baton Rouge: Wedell-Williams Memorial Aviation & Cypress Sawmill Museum (in Patterson), National Hansen's Disease Museum (in Carville) and St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation, admire all the interesting features of LSU Tiger Stadium, get engrossed in the history at Capitol Park Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Adam's Cypress Swamp Driftwood Family Museum and Art Gallery.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Baton Rouge trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Lafayette to Baton Rouge in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Baton Rouge can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Saint Francisville, National Hansen's Disease Museum, The Cajun Village, West Baton Rouge Museum, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Louisiana's Old State Capitol ©
Louisiana's Old State Capitol
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site ©
St. Joseph Plantation ©
St. Joseph Plantation

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Whitney Plantation and Beauvoir. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lake Lawn Metairie and Immaculate Conception Church. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard), Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery (in Covington) 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. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, admire the landmark architecture of Destrehan Plantation, and put a fun spin on your tour with Escape My Room New Orleans.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip planning site .

Drive from Baton Rouge to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Baton Rouge in July, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 80°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Biloxi, Gulfport, Bay Saint Louis, Evergreen Plantation, St. Joseph Church and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans

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