7 days in Louisiana Itinerary

7 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana trip itinerary planner

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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive
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New Iberia
— 1 night
Drive
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Natchitoches
— 1 night
Drive
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Bossier City
— 1 night
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New Orleans

— 3 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.
Visit Garden District and French Quarter for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Whitney Plantation and Pontalba Buildings. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Jamie Hayes Gallery, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, appreciate the extensive heritage of Royal Street, and stop by Faulkner House Books.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans online road trip planner.

Boise to New Orleans is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boise to New Orleans. While traveling from Boise, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to New Iberia.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

New Iberia

— 1 night
New Iberia is a small city in and the parish seat of Iberia Parish, Louisiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Shadows on the Teche, then admire the natural beauty at Rip Van Winkle Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Jungle Gardens.

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Drive from New Orleans to New Iberia in 2.5 hours. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in New Iberia, with highs around 92°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Natchitoches.

Things to do in New Iberia

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Natchitoches

— 1 night
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Fort St. Jean Baptiste, then take a memorable drive 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 see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Natchitoches trip site.

You can drive from New Iberia to Natchitoches in 3 hours. In August in Natchitoches, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bossier City.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Trails

Bossier City

— 1 night
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, then browse the different shops at Louisiana Boardwalk, then explore the world behind art at R. W. Norton Art Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Caddo Parish Confederate Monument.

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You can drive from Natchitoches to Bossier City in 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) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bossier City

Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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.