4 days in Louisiana Itinerary

4 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana trip itinerary planner

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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Morgan City
— 1 night
Drive to Lafayette Regional Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC


New Orleans

— 2 nights

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 cultural insight at The National WWII Museum and French Quarter. Head to Royal Street and Faulkner House Booksfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Garden District, stop by Frenchmen Street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Audubon Zoo.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner.

Washington DC to New Orleans is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in November since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Morgan City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Morgan City

— 1 night
Morgan City is a city in St. On the 9th (Fri), kick back and relax at Lake End Park.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Morgan City planning website.

Getting from New Orleans to Morgan City by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from New Orleans in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Morgan City, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Morgan City

Wildlife · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Louisiana travel guide

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.