7 days in Louisiana Itinerary

7 days in Louisiana Itinerary

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7 days in Louisiana Itinerary

Moncton
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Lake Charles
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
Moncton

3
days
Lake Charles

Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Holly Beach and L'Auberge Du Lac Employment. Do some cultural sightseeing at Charpentier Historic District and Mardi Gras Museum. There's still lots to do: try to win big at Golden Nugget Casino, tee off at Gray Plantation Golf Club, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bayou Rum Distillery.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake Charles vacation builder.

Moncton, Canada to Lake Charles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Moncton in October, expect Lake Charles to be warmer, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Fun & Games Casinos Golf

Side Trips

Holly Beach, Bayou Rum Distillery
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Golden Nugget Casino
Gray Plantation Golf Club
Mardi Gras Museum

2
days
New Orleans

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 13th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Oak Alley Plantation, steep yourself in history at Laura Plantation, then shop like a local with Royal Street, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old St. Patrick's Church. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, wander the streets of Garden District, then stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and finally try your luck at Harrah's New Orleans.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Lake Charles to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lake Charles in October, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Sightseeing Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vacherie
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Laura Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation
Garden District

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