60 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 34 nights
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West Monroe
— 3 nights
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Shreveport
— 5 nights
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Natchitoches
— 3 nights
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Cameron
— 2 nights
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Lafayette
— 6 nights
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Baton Rouge
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New Orleans — 34 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.
Head to Royal Street and Magazine Streetfor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at Garden District and Chalmette National Historical Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Bogue Chitto State Park (in Franklinton), Fairview-Riverside State Park (in Madisonville) and Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery (in Covington). Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Rodrigue Studio, get a taste of the local shopping with Windsor Fine Art, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Ursuline Convent Museum.

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Montreal, Canada to New Orleans is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Montreal in January, expect New Orleans to be much warmer, temps between 17°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to West Monroe.
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West Monroe — 3 nights

West Monroe is a city in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, United States. Get in touch with nature at Jimmie Davis State Park and Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Head to The Spice & Tea Exchange and Antique Alleyfor plenty of shopping. There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Pecanland Mall.

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Traveling by car from New Orleans to West Monroe takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from New Orleans in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in West Monroe, with highs around 19°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Shreveport.
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Shreveport — 5 nights

Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. Get in touch with nature at Lake Claiborne State Park and Chimp Haven. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mansfield State Historic Site and Cathedral of St. John Berchmans. Get out of town with these interesting Shreveport side-trips: Lake Bistineau State Park (in Doyline) and Germantown Colony Museum (in Minden). There's still lots to do: try to win big at Margaritaville Resort Casino, look for gifts at Libbey Glass Outlet, pause for some serene contemplation at First United Methodist Church, and browse the different shops at Louisiana Boardwalk.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Shreveport day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from West Monroe to Shreveport takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Natchitoches.
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Natchitoches — 3 nights

Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Get some cultural insight at Cane River Creole National Historical Park and Fort St. Jean Baptiste. Step out of the city life by going to North Toledo Bend State Park and Kisatchie National Forest. Change things up with a short trip to South Toledo Bend State Park in Anacoco (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at The Minor Basilica Of The Immaculate Conception and cruise along Cane River National Heritage Trail.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Natchitoches online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Shreveport to Natchitoches takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Natchitoches can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cameron.
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Cameron — 2 nights

Cameron is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the parish seat of Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States. On the 16th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Sabine National Wildlife Refuge and then stroll through Mae's Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge, look for all kinds of wild species at Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge, and then stroll through Holly Beach.

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Traveling by car from Natchitoches to Cameron takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Natchitoches in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Cameron. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lafayette.
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Lafayette — 6 nights

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Visiting Palmetto Island State Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Acadiana Center for the Arts and Cathedral of St John the Evangelist are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Lafayette side-trips: Cypremort Point State Park (in Cypremort Point), Jungle Gardens (in Avery Island) and Ville Platte (Louisiana State Arboretum & Chicot State Park). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, look for gifts at Martins Accordions, get engrossed in the history at Acadian Memorial, and browse for treasures at Lagniappe Antiques Etc..

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lafayette trip tool.

You can drive from Cameron to Lafayette in 2 hours. In February in Lafayette, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Baton Rouge.
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Baton Rouge — 6 nights

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nottoway Plantation and Oak Alley Plantation. Get in touch with nature at Tickfaw State Park and Mike the Tiger's Habitat. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baton Rouge: Houmas House and Gardens (in Darrow), The Spa House Day Spa (in Gonzales) and Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie). And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Red Stick Farmers Market, examine the collection at International Petroleum Museum & Exposition, immerse yourself in nature at Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace Church of West Feliciana Parish.

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Traveling by car from Lafayette to Baton Rouge takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in February, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Louisiana travel guide

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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.
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