9 days in Louisiana Itinerary

9 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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9 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h
1
New Orleans
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Baton Rouge
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  7​h
End: New York City

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.
Bring the kids along to Audubon Zoo and Jackson Square. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, examine the collection at Louisiana Children's Museum, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans journey planner .

New York City to New Orleans is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 80°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

3
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Attractions like Vermilionville and Acadian Village make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baton Rouge: Lake Martin (in Breaux Bridge), Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, admire all the interesting features of LSU Tiger Stadium, and ponder the world of politics at State Capitol Welcome Center.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Baton Rouge online journey planner .

You can take a bus from New Orleans to Baton Rouge in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from New Orleans in July, you will find days in Baton Rouge are a bit warmer (92°F), and nights are little chillier (74°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lafayette, Lake Martin, Nottoway Plantation, Oak Alley Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Acadian Village ©
Acadian Village

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