44 days in Louisiana Itinerary

44 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana journey planner

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Baton Rouge
— 6 nights
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Lafayette
— 6 nights
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Shreveport
— 5 nights
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Natchitoches
— 4 nights
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Lake Charles
— 4 nights
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Houma
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 15 nights
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Baton Rouge

— 6 nights
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baton Rouge: National Hansen's Disease Museum (in Carville), Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle) and Adam's Cypress Swamp Driftwood Family Museum and Art Gallery (in Pierre Part). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Houmas House and Gardens, take an in-depth tour of West Baton Rouge Museum, contemplate the long history of Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francisville United Methodist Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Baton Rouge trip itinerary maker site.

Madrid, Spain to Baton Rouge is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Baton Rouge is minus 7 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in October: high temperatures in Baton Rouge hover around 33°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Lafayette

— 6 nights
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Change things up with these side-trips from Lafayette: Eunice (Cajun Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Eunice Depot Museum, &more), New Iberia (Conrad Rice Museum & Rip Van Winkle Gardens) and Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum (in Jeanerette). There's much more to do: add some adventure to your tour with Pack & Paddle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Landry Catholic Church, make a trip to Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas, and steep yourself in history at Acadian Village.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Lafayette trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Baton Rouge to Lafayette in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Shreveport.

Things to do in Lafayette

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Shreveport

— 5 nights
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shreveport: Minden (Dorcheat Historical Museum & Germantown Colony Museum) and Historic Bonnie and Clyde Gas Station (in Gibsland). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at R. W. Norton Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, stop by Libbey Glass Outlet, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Shreveport sightseeing website.

You can drive from Lafayette to Shreveport in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Shreveport

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Natchitoches

— 4 nights
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Natchitoches side-trips: Alexandria (Kent Plantation House & River Oaks Square Arts Center), Living The Dream Guide Service (in Many) and Natchitoches Pecans (in Cloutierville). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Minor Basilica Of The Immaculate Conception, steep yourself in history at Prudhomme-Rouquier House, admire all the interesting features of Cane River National Heritage Trail, and brush up on your military savvy at Los Adaes State Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Natchitoches tour itinerary builder website.

Drive from Shreveport to Natchitoches in 1.5 hours. November in Natchitoches sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lake Charles.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Lake Charles

— 4 nights
Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. state of Louisiana, located on Lake Charles, Prien Lake, and the Calcasieu River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lake Charles: Jennings (Tupper Museum & Cajun Skydiving Center). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center, take an in-depth tour of Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu, stroll around Bord Du Lac Park, and examine the collection at Brimstone Museum Complex.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Charles online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Natchitoches to Lake Charles takes 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Lake Charles can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Houma.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Houma

— 3 nights
Houma is the largest city in and the parish seat of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, and the largest principal city of the Houma - Bayou Cane - Thibodaux Metropolitan Statistical Area. Get out of town with these interesting Houma side-trips: Vacherie (Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Madewood Plantation (in Napoleonville). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Regional Military Museum, admire the masterpieces at Southdown Plantation & Museum, test your problem-solving skills at Breakin' The Code, and experience rural life at Ardoyne Plantation.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Houma trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Lake Charles to Houma takes 3 hours. November in Houma sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houma

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 15 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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, stroll around New Orleans City Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Houma to New Orleans takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Houma, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Louisiana travel guide

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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.