8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Montreal, Quebec

2
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. On the 23rd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Mike the Tiger Habitat. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Acadian Village, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Baton Rouge online vacation builder .

Montreal, Canada to Baton Rouge is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Baton Rouge is minus 1 hour. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in February, with highs in Baton Rouge at 23°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lafayette, Madewood Plantation, Oak Alley Plantation, Lake Martin
Highlights from your plan
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Acadian Village ©
Acadian Village

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jackson Square and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Audubon Zoo, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and take a stroll through Frenchmen Street.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner .

You can take a bus from Baton Rouge to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Baton Rouge in February, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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