8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

5
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Garden District, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, shop like a local with Royal Street, and make a trip to Jackson Square.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary planning app .

San Francisco to New Orleans is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to New Orleans, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, New Orleans is a bit warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. On the 31st (Tue), contemplate the long history of Oak Alley Plantation, contemplate the long history of St. Joseph Plantation, and then steep yourself in history at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Mike the Tiger Habitat, contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation, and then contemplate the long history of Houmas House Plantation and Gardens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Baton Rouge trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from New Orleans to Baton Rouge by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from New Orleans in December, you will find days in Baton Rouge are somewhat warmer (66°F), and nights are a bit cooler (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Vacherie, Nottoway Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens ©

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