60 days in Louisiana Itinerary

60 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana trip builder

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Fly to George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport, Drive to Lake Charles
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Lake Charles
— 5 nights
Drive
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Natchitoches
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shreveport
— 7 nights
Drive
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West Monroe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lafayette
— 6 nights
Drive
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Baton Rouge
— 6 nights
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New Orleans
— 30 nights
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Lake Charles

— 5 nights
Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lake Charles: Jennings (Gator Chateau & Tupper Museum). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, sample the fine beverages at Bayou Rum Distillery, sample the tasty concoctions at Crying Eagle Brewing Company, and explore the world behind art at 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Charles itinerary planner.

Margarita Island, Venezuela to Lake Charles is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Margarita Island to Lake Charles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Margarita Island in March, you will find days in Lake Charles are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are colder (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Natchitoches

— 3 nights
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Natchitoches: Kisatchie National Forest (in Provencal), North Toledo Bend State Park (in Zwolle) and Living The Dream Guide Service (in Many). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at The Minor Basilica Of The Immaculate Conception, contemplate the long history of Historic District Shopping, don't miss a visit to American Cemetery, and trek along Cane River National Heritage Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Natchitoches trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Lake Charles to Natchitoches takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lake Charles in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Natchitoches, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Shreveport.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Shreveport

— 7 nights
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. Explore Shreveport's surroundings by going to Lake Claiborne State Park (in Homer), Minden (Germantown Colony Museum & Dorcheat Historical Museum) and Gibsland (Bonnie & Clyde Death Spot & Historic Bonnie and Clyde Gas Station). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at R. W. Norton Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at First United Methodist Church, admire the landmark architecture of The Logan Mansion, and see the interesting displays at Shreveport Water Works Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Shreveport day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Natchitoches to Shreveport takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Shreveport are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to West Monroe.

Things to do in Shreveport

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

West Monroe

— 2 nights
West Monroe is a city in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, United States. On the 7th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Masur Museum of Art, admire the natural beauty at Biedenharn Museum & Gardens, and then stroll around Kiroli Park. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Chennault Aviation and Military Museum, see the interesting displays at Duck Commander, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wild Country Safari Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our West Monroe vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Shreveport to West Monroe takes 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in West Monroe can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in West Monroe

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lafayette

— 6 nights
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Change things up with these side-trips from Lafayette: New Iberia (Conrad Rice Museum, Shadows on the Teche, &more), Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum (in Jeanerette) and Jungle Gardens (in Avery Island). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Martin, head outdoors with Lamson Park, surround yourself with nature on The Atchafalaya Experience, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lafayette itinerary site.

Getting from West Monroe to Lafayette by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from West Monroe in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lafayette, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Baton Rouge

— 6 nights
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Explore Baton Rouge's surroundings by going to Madewood Plantation (in Napoleonville), Vacherie (Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation, get engrossed in the history at LSU Rural Life Museum, admire the masterpieces at Adam's Cypress Swamp Driftwood Family Museum and Art Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grace Church of West Feliciana Parish.

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Traveling by car from Lafayette to Baton Rouge takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Baton Rouge, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 30 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.
Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Mandeville Trailhead Cultural Interpretive Center (in Mandeville), Fairview-Riverside State Park (in Madisonville) and San Francisco Plantation (in Garyville). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Audubon Zoo, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Baton Rouge to New Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Baton Rouge in April: highs in New Orleans hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Louisiana travel guide

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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.