5 days in Louisiana Itinerary

5 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Lake Charles
Drive
2
Natchitoches
— 1 night
Drive
3
Morgan City
— 1 night
Drive
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly

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Lake Charles

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. On the 21st (Sun), try to win big at Golden Nugget Casino.

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Tulsa to Lake Charles is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulsa in October, expect Lake Charles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Fun & Games · Casinos
Highlights from your trip

Natchitoches

— 1 night
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Prudhomme-Rouquier House, then contemplate the long history of Historic District Shopping, and then contemplate the long history of Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Natchitoches attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Lake Charles to Natchitoches takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Morgan City.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites

Morgan City

— 1 night
Morgan City is a city in St. On the 23rd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum and then kick back and relax at Lake End Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Morgan City online travel route planner.

You can drive from Natchitoches to Morgan City in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Natchitoches in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 66°F in Morgan City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Morgan City

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 2 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.
On the 24th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, then explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, then admire the landmark architecture of Destrehan Plantation, and finally examine the collection at Whitney Plantation.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip builder.

Drive from Morgan City to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Morgan City in October, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

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.