8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Louisiana trip itinerary builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h
1
Lake Charles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
End: New York City

1
night
Lake Charles

Lake Charles ©
Lake Charles is a brackish lake located on the Calcasieu River in Southwest Louisiana, United States, situated almost entirely within the Lake Charles city limits. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Lake Charles.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lake Charles trip itinerary maker app .

New York City to Lake Charles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lake Charles, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Fun & Games Casinos Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prien Lake Park ©
Prien Lake Park
Veteran's Memorial Park ©
Veteran's Memorial Park

2
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. On the 13th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, then admire the landmark architecture of Oak Alley Plantation, and then steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, identify plant and animal life at Mike the Tiger Habitat, and then contemplate the long history of Houmas House Plantation and Gardens.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Baton Rouge road trip site .

You can drive from Lake Charles to Baton Rouge in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. July in Baton Rouge sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

4
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: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New Orleans attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Baton Rouge to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Baton Rouge in July, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 80°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

Similar Plans

12 days in United States BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Louisiana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Louisiana BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Louisiana BY A USER FROM FRANCE December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Louisiana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Louisiana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Louisiana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Louisiana BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans