44 days in Louisiana Itinerary

44 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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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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6
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Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. 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: steep yourself in history at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, gain insight at Louisiana State University, take an in-depth tour of West Baton Rouge Museum, and see the interesting displays at Louisiana State Archives.

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

Highlights from your plan
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens ©
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens

6
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Lafayette

Lafayette ©
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), Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum (in Jeanerette) and New Iberia (Conrad Rice Museum & Rip Van Winkle Gardens). 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

Highlights from your plan
Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum ©
Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum
Pack & Paddle ©
Pack & Paddle
Acadian Village ©
Acadian Village

5
nights
Shreveport

Shreveport ©
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 Cathedral of St. John Berchmans.

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

Highlights from your plan
R. W. Norton Art Gallery ©
R. W. Norton Art Gallery
First United Methodist Church ©
First United Methodist Church
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum ©
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

4
nights
Natchitoches

Natchitoches ©
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), Natchitoches Pecans (in Cloutierville) and Living The Dream Guide Service (in Many). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Minor Basilica Of The Immaculate Conception, steep yourself in history at Prudhomme-Rouquier House, explore and take pictures at Cane River National Heritage Trail, and make a trip to American Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Natchitoches online visit planner.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Lake Charles.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cane River National Heritage Trail ©
Cane River National Heritage Trail
Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store ©

4
nights
Lake Charles

Lake Charles ©
Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. 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, walk around Veteran's Memorial Park, get engrossed in the history at Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu, and identify plant and animal life at Sabine National Wildlife Refuge.

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

Highlights from your plan
Sabine National Wildlife Refuge ©
Sabine National Wildlife Refuge
Cajun Skydiving Center ©
Cajun Skydiving Center
Tupper Museum ©
Tupper Museum

3
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Houma

Houma ©
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: Whitney Plantation (in Wallace), Vacherie (Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation) 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

Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Regional Military Museum ©
Regional Military Museum

15
nights
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, walk around New Orleans City Park, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and wander the streets of Frenchmen Street.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Houma to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Houma in November, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Ghost & Vampire Tours

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