6 days in Baton Rouge & Bossier City Itinerary

6 days in Baton Rouge & Bossier City Itinerary

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6 days in Baton Rouge & Bossier City Itinerary

Start: Baton Rouge
1
Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Bossier City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Baton Rouge

2
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Baton Rouge: Vacherie (Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Oak Alley Plantation, & more), Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation, get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol Welcome Center, and stroll around Riverfront Plaza.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Baton Rouge trip planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Lafayette Regional Airport, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and Gulfport Biloxi International Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Bossier City.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vacherie, Whitney Plantation, Nottoway Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
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Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens ©

3
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): try to win big at Margaritaville Resort Casino, then explore the world behind art at R. W. Norton Art Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Meadows Museum of Art, and finally try your luck at Harrah's Louisiana Downs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Historic District Shopping, then contemplate the long history of Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, and then pause for some photo ops at Caddo Parish Confederate Monument.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bossier City trip app .

Getting from Baton Rouge to Bossier City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Bossier City, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bossier City

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shreveport, Natchitoches
Highlights from your plan
Margaritaville Resort Casino ©
Margaritaville Resort Casino
Harrah's Louisiana Downs ©
Harrah's Louisiana Downs
R. W. Norton Art Gallery ©
R. W. Norton Art Gallery

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