60 days in Louisiana Itinerary

60 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana travel route planner
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Bossier City
— 5 nights
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Natchitoches
— 4 nights
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Lake Charles
— 7 nights
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Lafayette
— 6 nights
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Baton Rouge
— 7 nights
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New Orleans
— 30 nights
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Bossier City — 5 nights

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. Get in touch with nature at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Chimp Haven. Get out of town with these interesting Bossier City side-trips: Driskill Mountain (in Bienville), Lake Bistineau State Park (in Doyline) and Lake Claiborne State Park (in Homer). And it doesn't end there: try to win big at Margaritaville Resort Casino, bet on a winner at Louisiana Downs Casino & Racetrack, sample the tasty concoctions at Red River Brewing Company, and identify plant and animal life at Red River National Wildlife Refuge.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bossier City trip itinerary site.

Toronto, Canada to Bossier City is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Bossier City. Traveling from Toronto in January, you will find days in Bossier City are much hotter (15°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Natchitoches.
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Natchitoches — 4 nights

Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Escape the urban bustle at North Toledo Bend State Park and Jimmie Davis State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Natchitoches: Kisatchie National Forest (in Provencal), South Toledo Bend State Park (in Anacoco) and Living The Dream Guide Service (in Many). Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Cane River Creole National Historical Park. There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Cane River National Heritage Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Natchitoches trip planning website.

You can drive from Bossier City to Natchitoches in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lake Charles.
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Lake Charles — 7 nights

Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. state of Louisiana, located on Lake Charles, Prien Lake, and the Calcasieu River. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center and Tupper Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Mae's Beach and Holly Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lake Charles: Peveto Woods Birds & Butterfly Sanctuary (in Cameron) and Gator Chateau (in Jennings). There's lots more to do: play a few rounds at Gray Plantation, try to win big at Golden Nugget Casino, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Crying Eagle Brewing Company, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Lake Charles vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Natchitoches to Lake Charles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lafayette.
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Lafayette — 6 nights

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Get outdoors at The Atchafalaya Experience and Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site. Explore Lafayette's surroundings by going to Cypremort Point State Park (in Cypremort Point), Palmetto Island State Park (in Abbeville) and Avery Island (Bird City & Jungle Gardens). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Martin, tour the pleasant surroundings at Creole Nature Trail, admire the majestic nature at Louisiana State Arboretum, and enjoy some diversion at Lamson Park.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lafayette trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Lake Charles to Lafayette takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Lafayette can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Baton Rouge.
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Baton Rouge — 7 nights

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Oak Alley Plantation and USS Kidd. Escape the urban bustle at Mike the Tiger's Habitat and Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baton Rouge: Lake Fausse Pointe State Park (in Saint Martinville), Madewood Plantation (in Napoleonville) and Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, see the interesting displays at LaHouse Home and Landscape Resource Center, immerse yourself in nature at Tickfaw State Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at University Lake.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Baton Rouge online trip planner.

Drive from Lafayette to Baton Rouge in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Baton Rouge sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 30 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Get in touch with nature at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Chalmette National Historical Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at The National WWII Museum and St. Louis Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery (in Covington), Mandeville (Fontainebleau State Park, Northlake Nature Center, &more) and Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge (in Lacombe). Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Garden District, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans holiday maker.

You can drive from Baton Rouge to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Baton Rouge in February, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Louisiana travel guide

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Nightlife · Historic Walking Areas · 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.
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