8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
bus:  1​h 30​min
1
Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 5 nights
End: New Orleans

2
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Baton Rouge: Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle), Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow) and Vacherie (Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Martin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Acadian Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, and walk around North Boulevard Town Square.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Baton Rouge vacation builder website .

New Orleans to Baton Rouge is an approximately 1.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive. Traveling from New Orleans in November, you will find days in Baton Rouge are a bit warmer (72°F), and nights are a bit cooler (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a bus to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, wander the streets of Frenchmen Street, shop like a local with Royal Street, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip 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 November, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 61°F, while days are slightly colder, around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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