10 days in Austin, New Orleans & Americus Itinerary

10 days in Austin, New Orleans & Americus Itinerary

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10 days in Austin, New Orleans & Americus Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Americus
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Alamo and Mission San Jose. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of the Pacific War and Old Jail Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Barn Pottery (in New Braunfels), San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral (in San Antonio) and Holy Ghost Lutheran Church (in Fredericksburg). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church High Hill, see the interesting displays at Central Texas Oil Patch Museum, admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, and get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin tour itinerary site .

Los Angeles to Austin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect nights in Austin to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are little chillier, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Antonio, Fredericksburg, Schulenburg, Barn Pottery, Central Texas Oil Patch Museum
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

4
nights
New Orleans

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.
You'll explore and learn at The National WWII Museum and Gallier House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Garden District. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Whitney Plantation (in Wallace), Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and make a trip to Jackson Square.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans online travel route builder .

Getting from Austin to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Austin in December, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Americus.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vacherie, Whitney Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Destrehan Plantation
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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation

1
night
Americus

Americus ©
Americus is a city in Sumter County, Georgia, United States. On the 29th (Sat), ponder the world of politics at Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum, examine the collection at Global Village and Discovery Center, then steep yourself in history at Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm, and finally learn about winemaking at Wolf Creek Plantation Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maranatha Baptist Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, and then browse the exhibits of The Plains School.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Americus online route builder .

Explore your travel options from New Orleans to Americus with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Americus. Traveling from New Orleans in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Americus, with lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Americus

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Plains, Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum
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