7 days in Louisiana Itinerary

7 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana route planner
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Natchitoches
— 1 night
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Vacherie
— 2 nights
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Baton Rouge
— 1 night
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Lafayette
— 2 nights
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Natchitoches — 1 night

Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Carriage Tours, Historic District Shopping and Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store. On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store and then steep yourself in history at Historic District Shopping.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Natchitoches trip planning app.

Weatherford to Natchitoches is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vacherie.
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Tours · Historic Sites

Vacherie — 2 nights

Vacherie is a small unincorporated community in St. You've now added St. Joseph Plantation to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Whitney Plantation and then admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vacherie trip app.

Traveling by car from Natchitoches to Vacherie takes 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Vacherie can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Baton Rouge.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Baton Rouge — 1 night

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Baton Rouge holiday planning app.

Drive from Vacherie to Baton Rouge in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Baton Rouge are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lafayette.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Lafayette — 2 nights

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, then examine the collection at Conrad Rice Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bayou Teche Brewing.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lafayette online road trip planner.

Drive from Baton Rouge to Lafayette in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Sun).
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Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
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