7 days in Louisiana Itinerary

7 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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7 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Boise
Fly:  8​h
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
New Iberia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Natchitoches
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Bossier City
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Boise

3
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.
Let the collections at Whitney Plantation and The National WWII Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Garden District and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Jamie Hayes Gallery, make a trip to Jackson Square, contemplate the long history of Destrehan Plantation, and admire the landmark architecture of Pontalba Buildings.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans online route planner .

Boise to New Orleans is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Boise to New Orleans, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Boise in July, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 80°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to New Iberia.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Destrehan Plantation, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
New Iberia

New Iberia ©
New Iberia is a small city in and the parish seat of Iberia Parish, Louisiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Shadows on the Teche, then explore and take pictures at Rip Van Winkle Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Jungle Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the New Iberia online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to New Iberia takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in August: highs in New Iberia hover around 92°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Natchitoches.

Things to do in New Iberia

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Jungle Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Rip Van Winkle Gardens ©
Rip Van Winkle Gardens
Shadows on the Teche ©
Shadows on the Teche

1
night
Natchitoches

Natchitoches ©
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort St. Jean Baptiste, cruise along Cane River National Heritage Trail, then steep yourself in history at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic District Shopping.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Natchitoches trip builder website .

Getting from New Iberia to Natchitoches by car takes about 3 hours. August in Natchitoches sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bossier City.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Fort St. Jean Baptiste ©
Fort St. Jean Baptiste
Historic District Shopping ©
Historic District Shopping

1
night
Bossier City

Bossier City ©
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. On the 4th (Sun), try your luck at Margaritaville Resort Casino, buy something for everyone on your list at Louisiana Boardwalk, then admire the masterpieces at R. W. Norton Art Gallery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Caddo Parish Confederate Monument.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bossier City sightseeing planner.

Getting from Natchitoches to Bossier City by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bossier City

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Shreveport
Highlights from your plan
Margaritaville Resort Casino ©
Margaritaville Resort Casino
R. W. Norton Art Gallery ©
R. W. Norton Art Gallery
Louisiana Boardwalk ©
Louisiana Boardwalk

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