60 days in Louisiana Itinerary

60 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana attractions planner

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Baton Rouge
— 7 nights
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Lafayette
— 6 nights
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Lake Charles
— 4 nights
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Natchitoches
— 3 nights
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Shreveport
— 6 nights
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Monroe
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 30 nights
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Baton Rouge

— 7 nights
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Kids will enjoy Mike the Tiger's Habitat and Louisiana State Archives. Get out of town with these interesting Baton Rouge side-trips: Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle), Vacherie (St. Joseph Plantation, Oak Alley Plantation, &more) and National Hansen's Disease Museum (in Carville). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Adam's Cypress Swamp Driftwood Family Museum and Art Gallery, explore the engaging exhibits at Louisiana Children's Discovery Center, get engrossed in the history at USS Kidd, and steep yourself in history at Madewood Plantation.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Baton Rouge trip itinerary planning app.

Charlotte to Baton Rouge is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charlotte to Baton Rouge. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Charlotte in January: high temperatures in Baton Rouge hover around 61°F and lows are around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lafayette.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lafayette

— 6 nights
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Kids will appreciate attractions like Vermilionville and Cathedral of St John the Evangelist. Step out of Lafayette with an excursion to Palmetto Island State Park in Abbeville--about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Martin, snap pictures at Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge and Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Martin de Tours, and don't miss a visit to Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas.

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You can drive from Baton Rouge to Lafayette in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. February in Lafayette sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Lake Charles.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Lake Charles

— 4 nights
Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. Kids will appreciate attractions like Tupper Museum and Brimstone Museum Complex. Explore Lake Charles' surroundings by going to Cameron (Mae's Beach & Sabine Pass Lighthouse) and Gator Chateau (in Jennings). There's lots more to do: walk around Millennium Park, see the interesting displays at Children's Museum, play a few rounds at Gray Plantation, and admire the masterpieces at 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Lake Charles online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lafayette to Lake Charles in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Lake Charles can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Natchitoches

— 3 nights
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Minor Basilica Of The Immaculate Conception and American Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Natchitoches: North Toledo Bend State Park (in Zwolle), Living The Dream Guide Service (in Many) and Louisiana Political Museum (in Winnfield). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Kisatchie National Forest, take in the awesome beauty at Driskill Mountain, and steep yourself in history at Fort St. Jean Baptiste.

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You can drive from Lake Charles to Natchitoches in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lake Charles in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 42°F in Natchitoches. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shreveport.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shreveport

— 6 nights
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like R. W. Norton Art Gallery and The Logan Mansion. Venture out of the city with trips to Minden (Germantown Colony Museum & Dorcheat Historical Museum), Chimp Haven (in Keithville) and Mansfield State Historic Site (in Mansfield). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at First United Methodist Church, learn about all things military at Barksdale Global Power Museum, look for gifts at Libbey Glass Outlet, and explore the world behind art at Meadows Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Shreveport online visit planner.

You can drive from Natchitoches to Shreveport in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Shreveport are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Monroe.

Things to do in Shreveport

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Monroe

— 3 nights
Monroe is the eighth-largest city in the U.S. Attractions like Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Masur Museum of Art make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Monroe with a short trip to Jimmie Davis State Park in Chatham, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Chennault Aviation and Military Museum, admire the natural beauty at Biedenharn Museum & Gardens, and walk around Restoration Park.

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Traveling by car from Shreveport to Monroe takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in February, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Monroe

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Bring the kids along to The National WWII Museum and Garden District. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Olde Towne Slidell Main Street (in Slidell), Fontainebleau State Park (in Mandeville) and Fairview-Riverside State Park (in Madisonville). Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to French Quarter, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, have fun and explore at Louisiana Children's Museum, and see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans day trip tool.

Drive from Monroe to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Monroe in February, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 56°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · 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.