9 days in Louisiana Itinerary

9 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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9 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Trabzon
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Bossier City
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Lafayette
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Trabzon

1
day
Bossier City

Bossier City ©
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 24th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at R. W. Norton Art Gallery, then try to win big at Margaritaville Resort Casino, and then browse the different shops at Louisiana Boardwalk.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Bossier City travel planner .

Trabzon, Turkey to Bossier City is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Trabzon to Bossier City. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Trabzon in May: highs in Bossier City hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Bossier City

Fun & Games Casinos Shopping

Side Trip

R. W. Norton Art Gallery
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Margaritaville Resort Casino ©
Margaritaville Resort Casino
Louisiana Boardwalk ©
Louisiana Boardwalk
R. W. Norton Art Gallery ©
R. W. Norton Art Gallery

2
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Martin and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jungle Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Rip Van Winkle Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Martin de Tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lafayette trip planner.

You can fly from Bossier City to Lafayette in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Lafayette sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Church of St Martin de Tours, Lake Martin, Rip Van Winkle Gardens, Jungle Gardens
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Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Rip Van Winkle Gardens ©
Rip Van Winkle Gardens
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Frenchmen Street or Jamie Hayes Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. There's still lots to do: get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans tour app .

Drive from Lafayette to New Orleans in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lafayette in May: highs in New Orleans hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ultimate Swamp Adventures
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Ultimate Swamp Adventures ©
Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Kayaking & Canoeing

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