9 days in Louisiana Itinerary

9 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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Bossier City
— 1 night
— 2 nights
New Orleans
— 5 nights


Bossier City — 1 night

Bossier City is a suburb of Shreveport, Louisiana, United States, located in Bossier Parish.As of the 2010 census, Bossier City had a population of 61,315. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then try to win big at Margaritaville Resort Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, bet on a winner at Louisiana Downs Casino & Racetrack, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John Berchmans.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bossier City trip planner.

Philadelphia to Bossier City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Philadelphia to Bossier City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gonzales.
Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Gonzales — 2 nights

Gonzales is a small city in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation, steep yourself in history at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, then admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Houmas House and Gardens. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of San Francisco Plantation, see the interesting displays at Whitney Plantation, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Bayou Children's Museum.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gonzales attractions planner.

Getting from Bossier City to Gonzales by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July in Gonzales, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to New Orleans.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks
Side Trips

New Orleans — 5 nights

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, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, make a trip to Jackson Square, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans holiday app.

You can drive from Gonzales to New Orleans in an hour. When traveling from Gonzales in July, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 80°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Louisiana travel guide

Nightlife · Historic Walking Areas · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.