24 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Louisiana trip planner
Make it your trip
Train to London Heathrow, Fly to New Orleans
1
New Orleans
— 9 nights
Drive
2
Donaldsonville
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Saint Francisville
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Lafayette
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Lake Charles
— 3 nights
Drive to George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport, Fly to Cardiff

S M T W T F S
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29

New Orleans — 9 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: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, and get a dose of the wild on Happiness Bayou Tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans itinerary planning tool.

Cardiff, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Cardiff to New Orleans. While traveling from Cardiff, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Donaldsonville.
more
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 14:

Donaldsonville — 3 nights

Donaldsonville is a small city in and the parish seat of Ascension Parish in south Louisiana, United States, located along the River Road of the west bank of the Mississippi River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Donaldsonville: Nicholls State University (in Thibodaux), Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie) and Gonzales (Jambalaya Park & The Spa House Day Spa). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Oak Alley Plantation, admire the masterpieces at Adam's Cypress Swamp Driftwood Family Museum and Art Gallery, examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, and stroll through Houmas House and Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Donaldsonville tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Donaldsonville takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Donaldsonville, with highs around 30°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Francisville.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:

Saint Francisville — 3 nights

St. Saint Francisville is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Grace Church of West Feliciana Parish, contemplate the long history of St. Francisville United Methodist Church, stroll the grounds of Port Hudson National Cemetery, and get a new perspective on nature at West Feliciana Historical Society Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saint Francisville itinerary planner.

You can drive from Donaldsonville to Saint Francisville in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Saint Francisville can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lafayette.
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:

Lafayette — 4 nights

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Get out of town with these interesting Lafayette side-trips: Baton Rouge (Louisiana's Old State Capitol & State Capitol Welcome Center) and City of Crowley (in Crowley). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Acadian Village, soothe aching muscles at Red Lerille's Health & Raquet Club, and snap pictures at Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge and Monument.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lafayette vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Saint Francisville to Lafayette in 1.5 hours. In April in Lafayette, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lake Charles.
more
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:

Lake Charles — 3 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. Change things up with a short trip to Gator Chateau in Jennings (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: stroll around Veteran's Memorial Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge, see the interesting displays at Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Crying Eagle Brewing Company.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lake Charles trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lafayette to Lake Charles takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Lake Charles, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
more
Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
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.
more