15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 5 nights
Baton Rouge
— 3 nights
— 4 nights
Lake Charles
— 2 nights


New Orleans — 5 nights

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, make a trip to Jackson Square, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans journey planner.

New York City to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans. Traveling from New York City in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Baton Rouge.
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Baton Rouge — 3 nights

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Get out of town with these interesting Baton Rouge side-trips: Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle), Vacherie (Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation) and The Spa House Day Spa (in Gonzales). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of LSU Rural Life Museum, contemplate the long history of The Old Governor's Mansion, see the interesting displays at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, and admire the masterpieces at LSU Museum of Art.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Baton Rouge trip planning website.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Baton Rouge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in November, expect nights in Baton Rouge to be little chillier, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Lafayette.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas
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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: Bayou Teche Museum (in New Iberia) and City of Crowley (in Crowley). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, steep yourself in history at Acadian Village, pause for some serene contemplation at St Charles Borromeo Church, and snap pictures at Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge and Monument.

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You can drive from Baton Rouge to Lafayette in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Lafayette can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lake Charles.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature
Side Trips
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Lake Charles — 2 nights

Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. state of Louisiana, located on Lake Charles, Prien Lake, and the Calcasieu River. On the 19th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Tupper Museum, then hike along Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point, and then admire the masterpieces at 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Millennium Park and then walk around Veteran's Memorial Park.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Charles day trip planning app.

You can drive from Lafayette to Lake Charles in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Lake Charles sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors
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Louisiana travel guide

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.