15 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Lake Charles
— 2 nights
New Orleans
— 7 nights


Baton Rouge — 2 nights

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baton Rouge: Vacherie (Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation), Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle) and Houmas House and Gardens (in Darrow). Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at Knock Knock Children's Museum, contemplate the long history of Madewood Plantation, get engrossed in the history at Capitol Park Museum - Louisiana State Museum, and walk around North Boulevard Town Square.

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Toronto, Canada to Baton Rouge is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Toronto in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Baton Rouge: highs are around 39°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lafayette.
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Lafayette — 3 nights

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Step out of Lafayette with an excursion to City of Crowley in Crowley--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Martin, don't miss a visit to Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas, take in the views from Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge and Monument, and relax and rejuvenate at Red Lerille's Health & Raquet Club.

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Traveling by car from Baton Rouge to Lafayette takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Lake Charles.
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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 13th (Thu), play a few rounds at Gray Plantation, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gator Chateau, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bayou Rum Distillery, and finally admire the masterpieces at 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center. On your second day here, walk around Prien Lake Park, stroll around Veteran's Memorial Park, and then stroll around Millennium Park.

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Traveling by car from Lafayette to Lake Charles takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Lake Charles, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 7 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: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Audubon Aquarium, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

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You can drive from Lake Charles to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Lake Charles in July, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 31°C, while days are little chillier, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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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.