5 days in Louisiana Itinerary

5 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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Baton Rouge
New Orleans
— 4 nights


Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Mike the Tiger's Habitat, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Baton Rouge tour builder.

Wilmington to Baton Rouge is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Wilmington to Baton Rouge is minus 1 hour. April in Baton Rouge sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

New Orleans

— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Slidell to see Nature & Wildlife Tours about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read New Orleans travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Baton Rouge to New Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Baton Rouge in April, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.