8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Covington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
Fly + foot:  7​h
End: New York City

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Louis Cathedral. Gallier House and Old St. Patrick's Church will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate 1850 House and The Presbytere. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Atlantis, admire the landmark architecture of Madame John's Legacy, and examine the collection at Cabildo.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary builder app .

New York City to New Orleans is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from New York City in May since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Covington.

Things to do in New Orleans

Spas Museums Historic Sites
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Spa Aria ©
Spa Aria
1850 House ©
1850 House
The Presbytere ©
The Presbytere

1
night
Covington

Covington ©
Covington is a city in and the parish seat of St. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Abita Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Covington trip maker .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Covington takes an hour. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Covington: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Covington

Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Abita Brewing Company
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Abita Brewing Company ©
Abita Brewing Company

2
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Old Governor's Mansion, Cathedral of St John the Evangelist and St. Landry Catholic Church. USS Kidd and Louisiana's Old State Capitol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Capitol Park Museum and Grace Church of West Feliciana Parish. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of LSU Rural Life Museum and look for all kinds of wild species at Mike the Tiger Habitat.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Baton Rouge tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Covington to Baton Rouge takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Baton Rouge are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, St. Landry Catholic Church, Grace Church of West Feliciana Parish
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Capitol Park Museum ©
Capitol Park Museum
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©
Louisiana's Old State Capitol ©
Louisiana's Old State Capitol

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