8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
New Iberia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Columbus

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Whitney Plantation and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and wander the streets of Frenchmen Street.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planner.

Columbus to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Columbus in October, New Orleans is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Iberia.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
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Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

2
nights
New Iberia

New Iberia ©
New Iberia is a small city in and the parish seat of Iberia Parish, Louisiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Jungle Gardens, steep yourself in history at Acadian Village, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Rip Van Winkle Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New Iberia trip planner .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to New Iberia takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you will find days in New Iberia are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are slightly colder (61°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Iberia

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lafayette, Lake Martin, Jungle Gardens
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Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©

2
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): examine the collection at USS Kidd, then identify plant and animal life at Mike the Tiger Habitat, then examine the collection at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, and finally contemplate the long history of The Myrtles Plantation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site and then get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol Welcome Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Baton Rouge journey planner.

You can drive from New Iberia to Baton Rouge in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Baton Rouge are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Saint Francisville
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The Myrtles Plantation ©
The Myrtles Plantation
Louisiana's Old State Capitol ©
Louisiana's Old State Capitol
USS Kidd ©
USS Kidd

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