60 days in Louisiana Itinerary

60 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana trip itinerary planner

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New Orleans
— 30 nights
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White Castle
— 1 night
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Saint Francisville
— 3 nights
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Ferriday
— 1 night
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Natchitoches
— 4 nights
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Shreveport
— 6 nights
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Cameron
— 2 nights
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Lake Charles
— 6 nights
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Lafayette
— 6 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Vacherie (Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation), Tammany Trace (in Abita Springs) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's much more to do: visit Garden District, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, observe the fascinating underwater world at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral.

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Atlanta to New Orleans is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Atlanta in March since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to White Castle.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

White Castle

— 1 night
White Castle a town in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Adam's Cypress Swamp Driftwood Family Museum and Art Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Houmas House and Gardens, and then steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the White Castle road trip planning app.

You can drive from New Orleans to White Castle in 1.5 hours. When traveling from New Orleans in March, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in White Castle: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saint Francisville.

Things to do in White Castle

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Saint Francisville

— 3 nights
St. Go for a jaunt from Saint Francisville to Angola to see LSP Museum about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Afton Villa Gardens, steep yourself in history at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Greenwood Plantation, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grace Church of West Feliciana Parish.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Saint Francisville online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from White Castle to Saint Francisville in 1.5 hours. In April in Saint Francisville, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Ferriday.

Things to do in Saint Francisville

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Ferriday

— 1 night
Ferriday is a town in Concordia Parish in northeastern Louisiana, United States. On the 5th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of The Jerry Lee Lewis Museum and then steep yourself in history at Frogmore Plantation.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ferriday road trip app.

Traveling by car from Saint Francisville to Ferriday takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in April, and nighttime lows around 55°F. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Ferriday

Museums · Historic Sites

Natchitoches

— 4 nights
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Natchitoches: Kisatchie National Forest (in Provencal), Living The Dream Guide Service (in Many) and North Toledo Bend State Park (in Zwolle). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Cane River Creole National Historical Park, make a trip to The Minor Basilica Of The Immaculate Conception, and take in the pleasant sights at Cane River National Heritage Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Natchitoches trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ferriday to Natchitoches takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Natchitoches can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Shreveport.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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. Step out of Shreveport with an excursion to Chimp Haven in Keithville--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at R. W. Norton Art Gallery, stroll through Red River National Wildlife Refuge, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, and admire the landmark architecture of The Logan Mansion.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Shreveport route tool.

Drive from Natchitoches to Shreveport in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in April, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Cameron.

Things to do in Shreveport

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Casinos

Side Trips

Cameron

— 2 nights
Cameron is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the parish seat of Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sabine National Wildlife Refuge and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Holly Beach, kick back and relax at Mae's Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Sabine Pass Lighthouse.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cameron trip planning tool.

Getting from Shreveport to Cameron by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In April in Cameron, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lake Charles.

Things to do in Cameron

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Charles

— 6 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. Explore Lake Charles' surroundings by going to Tupper Museum (in Jennings) and Coushatta Casino Resort (in Kinder). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Bayou Rum Distillery, walk around Bord Du Lac Park, tee off at Gray Plantation, and see the interesting displays at Brimstone Museum Complex.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Charles online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Cameron to Lake Charles takes 1.5 hours. In April in Lake Charles, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Lafayette.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Museums · Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games

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: Avery Island (Jungle Gardens, Bird City, &more) and New Iberia (Shadows-on-the-Teche, Conrad Rice Museum, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Martin, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, steep yourself in history at Acadian Village, and don't miss a visit to Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lafayette trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Lake Charles to Lafayette in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Lafayette, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

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.