6 days in Baton Rouge & Hot Springs Itinerary

6 days in Baton Rouge & Hot Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Baton Rouge
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 4 nights
Drive to Fayetteville, Fly to New York La Guardia

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Baton Rouge

— 1 night
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

Hot Springs

— 4 nights

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 Spas 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). Next up on the itinerary: get your bearings at Fordyce Bathhouse, enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, gain insight at Garland County Library, and view the masterpieces at Artists' Workshop Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Hot Springs sightseeing site.

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

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips