8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Houston
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Houston

2
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baton Rouge: Vacherie (Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation), Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, and don't miss a visit to Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Baton Rouge road trip tool .

Houston to Baton Rouge is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Houston in September since evenings lows in Baton Rouge dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vacherie, Nottoway Plantation, Lake Martin, Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas, Vermilionville
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, make a trip to Jackson Square, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Baton Rouge to New Orleans by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Baton Rouge in September, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 83°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough 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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