60 days in Louisiana Itinerary

60 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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Shreveport
— 7 nights
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Natchitoches
— 4 nights
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Lake Charles
— 5 nights
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Lafayette
— 5 nights
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Baton Rouge
— 8 nights
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New Orleans
— 30 nights

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Shreveport

Shreveport ©
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. Visit First United Methodist Church and Cathedral of St. John Berchmans for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Chimp Haven and Lake Bistineau State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Shreveport: Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge (in Monroe), Minden (Dorcheat Historical Museum & Germantown Colony Museum) and Lake Claiborne State Park (in Homer). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at R. W. Norton Art Gallery, admire the striking features of The Logan Mansion, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Great Raft Brewing, and get engrossed in the history at Louisiana State Exhibit Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Shreveport trip planner.

New York City to Shreveport 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 Shreveport due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Shreveport hover around 89°F and lows are around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Shreveport

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 27:
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Chimp Haven ©
Chimp Haven
R. W. Norton Art Gallery ©
R. W. Norton Art Gallery
Germantown Colony Museum ©
Germantown Colony Museum

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Natchitoches

Natchitoches ©
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Get outdoors at Living The Dream Guide Service and North Toledo Bend State Park. Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store and Cane River Creole National Historical Park will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Driskill Mountain (in Bienville), Kisatchie National Forest (in Provencal) and South Toledo Bend State Park (in Anacoco). There's still lots to do: trek along Cane River National Heritage Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Natchitoches tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Shreveport to Natchitoches takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Natchitoches can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lake Charles.

Things to do in Natchitoches

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:
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Driskill Mountain ©
Driskill Mountain
Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store ©
Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store
Cane River Creole National Historical Park ©
Cane River Creole National Historical Park

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Lake Charles

Lake Charles ©
Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center and Tupper Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Holly Beach and Gator Chateau. When in Lake Charles, make a side trip to see Sabine Pass Lighthouse in Cameron, approximately Cameron away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge, get to know the fascinating history of Charpentier Historic District, walk around Prien Lake Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lake Charles online travel route planner.

Drive from Natchitoches to Lake Charles in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lafayette.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 6:
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Gator Chateau ©
Gator Chateau
Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge ©
Tupper Museum ©
Tupper Museum

5
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Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Get in touch with nature at Lake Martin and Palmetto Island State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lafayette: Avery Island (Jungle Gardens, Avery island, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Lamson Park, get engrossed in the history at Acadian Memorial, look for all kinds of wild species at Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge, and explore the activities along Lake Martin Rookery.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lafayette journey planner.

Traveling by car from Lake Charles to Lafayette takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:
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Jungle Gardens ©
Jungle Gardens
Acadian Village ©
Acadian Village
Sabine National Wildlife Refuge ©
Sabine National Wildlife Refuge

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Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Mike the Tiger's Habitat and Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. Appreciate the collections at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Louisiana's Old State Capitol. Venture out of the city with trips to Tickfaw State Park (in Springfield), Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow) and Vacherie (St. Joseph Plantation & Oak Alley Plantation). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation, see the interesting displays at National Hansen's Disease Museum, take an in-depth tour of Capitol Park Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace Church of West Feliciana Parish.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Baton Rouge holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lafayette to Baton Rouge takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Baton Rouge can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site ©
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Visiting Chalmette National Historical Park and Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate The National WWII Museum and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Global Wildlife Center (in Folsom), Smith H J & Sons General Store and Museum (in Covington) and Bogue Chitto State Park (in Franklinton). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, wander the streets of Garden District, and stroll around New Orleans City Park.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Baton Rouge to New Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Baton Rouge in July, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (80°F), and nights are a bit warmer (80°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — Aug 18:
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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