13 days in Louisiana & Murray River Itinerary

13 days in Louisiana & Murray River Itinerary

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New Orleans, United States
— 5 nights
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Lafayette, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Donaldsonville, United States
— 3 nights
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Drive to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Fly to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Drive to Murray River
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Murray River, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive to Halifax / Stanfield International Airport, Fly to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport

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New Orleans, United States

— 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, don't miss a visit to French Quarter, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans itinerary maker app.

Ottawa, Canada to New Orleans is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Ottawa in February; daily highs in New Orleans reach 15°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Lafayette, United States

— 1 night
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, explore the activities along Lake Martin, and then take in the views from Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge and Monument.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lafayette trip planning tool.

You can drive from New Orleans to Lafayette in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Lafayette, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Donaldsonville.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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Donaldsonville, United States

— 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. On the 17th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of River Road African-American Museum, steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation, then take an in-depth tour of Plaquemine Lock, and finally contemplate the long history of Madewood Plantation. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Oak Alley Plantation, see the interesting displays at Whitney Plantation, and then admire the natural beauty at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Donaldsonville itinerary app.

Getting from Lafayette to Donaldsonville by car takes about 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Donaldsonville are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Murray River.

Things to do in Donaldsonville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Murray River, Canada

— 3 nights
Murray River is known for wineries, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Murray River road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Donaldsonville to Murray River. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Donaldsonville in February, expect Murray River to be colder, temps between -1°C and -10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Murray River

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Louisiana travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
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.