5 days in Baton Rouge & New Orleans Itinerary

5 days in Baton Rouge & New Orleans Itinerary

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5 days in Baton Rouge & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Baton Rouge
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

1
night
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. On the 29th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of LSU Tiger Stadium and then stroll around Riverfront Plaza.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Baton Rouge road trip site .

Fort Lauderdale to Baton Rouge is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July in Baton Rouge, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums Parks Wildlife
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USS Kidd ©
USS Kidd
Mike the Tiger Habitat ©
Mike the Tiger Habitat
LSU Tiger Stadium ©
LSU Tiger Stadium

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Escape My Room New Orleans. Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, and admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans tour planner .

Getting from Baton Rouge to New Orleans by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Baton Rouge in July: highs in New Orleans hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ultimate Swamp Adventures
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Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Ultimate Swamp Adventures ©
Ultimate Swamp Adventures

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