8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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8 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Natchitoches
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): have fun and explore at Knock Knock Children's Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, explore the world behind art at LSU Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at Plaquemine Lock, then get outside with The 13th Gate, and finally walk around Riverfront Plaza.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Baton Rouge road trip site .

Amsterdam, Holland to Baton Rouge is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Baton Rouge. Traveling from Amsterdam in November, expect nights in Baton Rouge to be somewhat warmer, around 11°C, while days are much warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Saint Francisville, Plaquemine Lock, Port Hudson State Historic Site
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Knock Knock Children's Museum ©
Knock Knock Children's Museum
Port Hudson State Historic Site ©
Port Hudson State Historic Site

2
nights
Natchitoches

Natchitoches ©
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. On the 22nd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Prudhomme-Rouquier House, then don't miss a visit to American Cemetery, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Minor Basilica Of The Immaculate Conception. On the next day, stroll through Cane River Creole National Historical Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Natchitoches day trip planner.

Drive from Baton Rouge to Natchitoches in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cane River Creole National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Our Sacred Stories, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church, and then put a fun spin on your tour with Escape My Room New Orleans. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Whitney Plantation, then sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, and then wander the streets of Faubourg Marigny.

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Traveling by car from Natchitoches to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Natchitoches, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
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Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Faubourg Marigny ©
Faubourg Marigny

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