7 days in Louisiana Itinerary

7 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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7 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Chicago

4
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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, make a trip to French Quarter, see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New Orleans holiday planner .

Chicago to New Orleans is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Chicago in October, with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

2
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, admire the striking features 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 and then take in nature's colorful creations at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Baton Rouge trip planning site .

Take a bus from New Orleans to Baton Rouge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you will find days in Baton Rouge are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are little chillier (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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