8 days in Houston & New Orleans Itinerary

8 days in Houston & New Orleans Itinerary

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8 days in Houston & New Orleans Itinerary

Durham
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Durham

2
days
Houston

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Water Wall, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and then ponder the world of politics at Houston City Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Houston travel planner.

Durham, UK to Houston is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Durham in December, expect Houston to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Nature Parks
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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Minute Maid Park
Water Wall

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Whitney Plantation. Explore hidden gems such as Houmas House Plantation and Gardens and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Change things up with a short trip to Nottoway Plantation in White Castle (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery, see the interesting displays at The Historic New Orleans Collection, pause for some serene contemplation at Old St. Patrick's Church, and explore the world behind art at Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Nottoway Plantation, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Whitney Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Destrehan Plantation
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