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Shreveport to New Orleans drive

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  Shreveport
 Mansfield (Louisiana)
 Natchitoches
 Bunkie
 Opelousas
 Livonia (Louisiana)
 Oak Alley Plantation
   New Orleans 
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Shreveport to New Orleans road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Shreveport to New Orleans. If you're planning a road trip to New Orleans, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Shreveport and New Orleans. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Shreveport and New Orleans. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Shreveport
drive for about 49 minutes

11:49 am  Mansfield (Louisiana)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:49 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:02 pm  Natchitoches
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:02 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:26 pm  Bunkie
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Bunkie
drive for about 47 minutes

10:47 am  Opelousas
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:47 am
drive for about 48 minutes

12:34 pm  Livonia (Louisiana)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:34 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:55 pm  Oak Alley Plantation
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:55 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:55 pm  arrive in New Orleans
stay at Hotel Monteleone

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Mansfield (Louisiana)

Natchitoches

Bunkie

Opelousas

Livonia (Louisiana)

Oak Alley Plantation  (5 mentions)


Where's the best place to stay in New Orleans?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in New Orleans.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel Monteleone, which was mentioned 11 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

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Where's the best place to eat in New Orleans?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Café du Monde, which was mentioned 62 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

French Quarter  (45 mentions)
Muriel's Jackson Square  (14 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in New Orleans? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in New Orleans?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Frenchmen Street  (47 mentions)
Bourbon Street  (26 mentions)
Jackson Square  (18 mentions)
Magazine Street  (13 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about New Orleans. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

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Breakfast in New Orleans?  (19 answers)

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Where can I find the best jazz bars in New Orleans?  (13 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in New Orleans?  (9 answers)

profile  John from Omaha, Nebraska asked:
What are the must-try foods and restaurants in NOLA?  (9 answers)

profile  Bianca from Miami asked:
When is the best time to go to New Orleans?  (9 answers)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a New Orleans to Shreveport drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Shreveport? Try searching for places within 5 hours of Shreveport.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Shreveport to New Orleans. Or get a full Shreveport to New Orleans flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Shreveport well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Shreveport!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 326 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 49 minutes
17 Shreveport travel answers
213 New Orleans travel answers





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