6 days in Baton Rouge & Hot Springs Itinerary

6 days in Baton Rouge & Hot Springs Itinerary

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Baton Rouge
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Hot Springs
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Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. On the 19th (Sat), examine the collection at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, then steep yourself in history at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, and then identify plant and animal life at Mike the Tiger's Habitat. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Baton Rouge tour itinerary planning website.

New York City to Baton Rouge is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Baton Rouge. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Baton Rouge, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Hot Springs

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Attractions like Crater of Diamonds State Park and Garvan Woodland Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Little Rock (Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get a taste of the local shopping with Artists' Workshop Gallery, stop by Bathhouse Soapery, and gain insight at Garland County Library.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Baton Rouge to Hot Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Spas

Side Trips