8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana trip planner
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
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New Orleans — 5 nights

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, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, don't miss a visit to French Quarter, and take a stroll through Frenchmen Street.

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New York City to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Baton Rouge.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Baton Rouge — 2 nights

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, take in nature's colorful creations at Houmas House and Gardens, and then steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): stroll around North Boulevard Town Square and then gain insight at Louisiana State University.

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Getting from New Orleans to Baton Rouge by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Baton Rouge, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Side Trips

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.