9 days in Louisiana Itinerary

9 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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9 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Dawson Creek
Fly + Drive:  19​h
1
Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Dawson Creek

2
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle), Vacherie (Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Martin, walk around North Boulevard Town Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, and examine the collection at Louisiana State Archives.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Baton Rouge trip planner .

Dawson Creek, Canada to Baton Rouge is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Dawson Creek in January, expect Baton Rouge to be much warmer, temps between 19°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a bus to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vacherie, Nottoway Plantation, Vermilionville, Lake Martin, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
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 French Quarter, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans vacation planner .

Traveling by bus from Baton Rouge to New Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Baton Rouge in January, New Orleans is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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