6 days in Louisiana Itinerary

6 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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6 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  4​h
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  3​h 15​min
End: Houston

3
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary website .

Houston to New Orleans is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Houston in October, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. On the 5th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, then admire the landmark architecture of Oak Alley Plantation, and then contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, then contemplate the long history of Madewood Plantation, and then admire the natural beauty at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Baton Rouge trip planning site .

You can take a bus from New Orleans to Baton Rouge in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you will find days in Baton Rouge are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are a bit cooler (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vacherie, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Madewood Plantation, Lake Martin, Nottoway Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens ©

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