5 days in Louisiana Itinerary

5 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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5 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Pensacola
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Lake Charles
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

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.
On the 8th (Wed), take a stroll through Royal Street. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans online day trip planner .

Pensacola to New Orleans is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Pensacola, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lake Charles.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

1
night
Lake Charles

Lake Charles ©
Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. On the 11th (Sat), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bayou Rum Distillery and then try to win big at Golden Nugget Casino.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Charles online travel planner .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Lake Charles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Lake Charles: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 62°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Casinos Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Bayou Rum Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Golden Nugget Casino ©
Golden Nugget Casino

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