8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Baton Rouge
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Orlando

1
night
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, then admire the landmark architecture of Oak Alley Plantation, and then contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Baton Rouge trip planner .

Orlando to Baton Rouge is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Orlando to Baton Rouge, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in May, Baton Rouge is slightly colder at night with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a bus to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Vacherie, Nottoway Plantation, Lake Martin
Highlights from your plan
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Louis Cathedral and Garden District. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, wander the streets of Frenchmen Street, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New Orleans travel route planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Baton Rouge to New Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Baton Rouge in May, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 70°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Chalmette National Historical Park ©
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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