9 days in Shreveport-Bossier City Area, Natchitoches & Lafayette Itinerary

9 days in Shreveport-Bossier City Area, Natchitoches & Lafayette Itinerary

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Bossier City
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Natchitoches
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Lafayette
— 4 nights
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Bossier City

— 2 nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Bossier City: Jefferson General Store (in Jefferson) and Caddo Lake State Park (in Karnack). And it doesn't end there: try your luck at Harrah's Louisiana Downs, appreciate the history behind Caddo Parish Confederate Monument, browse the different shops at Louisiana Boardwalk, and explore the world behind art at R. W. Norton Art Gallery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bossier City trip itinerary tool.

New York City to Bossier City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Bossier City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Bossier City hover around 59°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Bossier City

Casinos · Fun & Games · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Natchitoches

— 2 nights
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fort St. Jean Baptiste, steep yourself in history at Historic District Shopping, and then steep yourself in history at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Melrose Plantation, then stop by Natchitoches Pecans, then take a memorable drive along Cane River National Heritage Trail, and finally get in on the family fun at Natchitoches Alligator Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Natchitoches trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Bossier City to Natchitoches in 1.5 hours. In December in Natchitoches, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lafayette

— 4 nights
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lafayette: Whitney Plantation (in Wallace), Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow) and Mike the Tiger's Habitat (in Baton Rouge). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, make a trip to Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin Rookery, and take an in-depth tour of Acadian Cultural Center.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lafayette online trip planner.

You can drive from Natchitoches to Lafayette in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Natchitoches in December, Lafayette is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips