8 days in Little Rock, Natchitoches & New Orleans Itinerary

8 days in Little Rock, Natchitoches & New Orleans Itinerary

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Little Rock
— 3 nights
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Natchitoches
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Little Rock — 3 nights

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Old Mill and Zipline. Get out of town with these interesting Little Rock side-trips: Hot Springs (Room Escape Games, Bathhouse Row, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, browse the different shops at Outlets of Little Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Arkansas River Trail, and walk around Riverfront Park.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Little Rock trip site.

Wichita to Little Rock is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Little Rock are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Natchitoches.
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Natchitoches — 1 night

Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fort St. Jean Baptiste, steep yourself in history at Prudhomme-Rouquier House, then examine the collection at Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum, then steep yourself in history at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic District Shopping.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Natchitoches travel planner.

Getting from Little Rock to Natchitoches by car takes about 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Natchitoches are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. On the 15th (Thu), you're off to New Orleans.
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like USS Kidd and Audubon Park. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Baton Rouge (State Capitol Welcome Center, Louisiana's Old State Capitol, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to French Quarter, pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church, examine the collection at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans itinerary builder website.

Getting from Natchitoches to New Orleans by car takes about 4.5 hours. When traveling from Natchitoches in September, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 83°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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