5 days in Louisiana Itinerary

5 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana trip planner
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Fly to Houston


New Orleans — 3 nights

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: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo, and take a stroll through Royal Street.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans day trip website.

Houston to New Orleans is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Houston in April, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 71°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Donaldsonville.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Donaldsonville — 1 night

Donaldsonville is a small city in and the parish seat of Ascension Parish in south Louisiana, United States, located along the River Road of the west bank of the Mississippi River. On the 21st (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Houmas House and Gardens, then admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation, then get engrossed in the history at River Road African-American Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Donaldsonville travel route builder.

Drive from New Orleans to Donaldsonville in 1.5 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in April, you will find days in Donaldsonville are a bit warmer (78°F), and nights are a bit cooler (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Side Trips

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.