5 days in Louisiana Itinerary

5 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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5 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h
1
Bossier City
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Lafayette
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Vacherie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Washington DC

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Bossier City

Bossier City ©
Bossier City is a suburb of Shreveport, Louisiana, United States, located in Bossier Parish.As of the 2010 census, Bossier City had a population of 61,315. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the world behind art at R. W. Norton Art Gallery and then buy something for everyone on your list at Louisiana Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bossier City sightseeing planner.

Washington DC to Bossier City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Bossier City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect nights in Bossier City to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Bossier City

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

R. W. Norton Art Gallery
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R. W. Norton Art Gallery ©
R. W. Norton Art Gallery
Louisiana Boardwalk ©
Louisiana Boardwalk

1
night
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Acadian Village, look for gifts at Martins Accordions, then get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, then take in the exciting artwork at Sans Souci Fine Crafts Gallery, and finally stroll the grounds of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lafayette route site .

Traveling by flight from Bossier City to Lafayette takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Lafayette sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Vacherie.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Martins Accordions
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Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Acadian Village ©
Acadian Village

1
night
Vacherie

Vacherie ©
Vacherie is a small unincorporated community in St. On the 1st (Sat), steep yourself in history at Evergreen Plantation, then steep yourself in history at St. Joseph Plantation, and then examine the collection at Whitney Plantation.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vacherie driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Lafayette to Vacherie in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in May, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Vacherie

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Evergreen Plantation
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Evergreen Plantation ©
Evergreen Plantation
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
St. Joseph Plantation ©
St. Joseph Plantation

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, then see the interesting displays at The Presbytere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Julia Row. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, then get a taste of the local shopping with Jamie Hayes Gallery, then wander the streets of Faubourg Marigny, and finally look for gifts at Boutique du Vampyre.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans online route planner .

Getting from Vacherie to New Orleans by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Vacherie in June: highs in New Orleans hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Lake Lawn Metairie ©
Lake Lawn Metairie
Jamie Hayes Gallery ©
Jamie Hayes Gallery

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