11 days in Arkansas, Louisiana & Texas Itinerary

11 days in Arkansas, Louisiana & Texas Itinerary

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Eureka Springs
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
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Austin
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights

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Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs ©

Little Switzerland of America

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs online attractions planner.

Memphis to Eureka Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Memphis in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Eureka Springs, with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, then walk around Woldenberg Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally test your team's savvy at Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Eureka Springs to New Orleans takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Eureka Springs in July, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 80°F, while days are slightly colder, around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in New Orleans

Highlights from your trip

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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
On the 28th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Padre Island National Seashore. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Texas Sealife Center, identify plant and animal life at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Aransas Beach, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mustang Island State Park.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Corpus Christi trip planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Corpus Christi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Corpus Christi, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
On the 30th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our South Padre Island trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Corpus Christi in July, plan for little chillier days in South Padre Island, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Must see
Sea Turtle, Inc.
4.7
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Historic Walking Area
Laguna Madre Nature Trail
4.4

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Austin

Austin ©

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stroll around Mount Bonnell, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Austin.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Austin journey tool.

Fly from South Padre Island to Austin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from South Padre Island in July: highs in Austin hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Entertainment Center
The Escape Game Austin
4.9
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Lookout
Mount Bonnell
4.5

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fordyce Bathhouse and Grand Promenade. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hot Springs Mountain and Lake Catherine State Park. Change things up with a short trip to DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo, have some family-friendly fun at 4D Adventure, and find something for the whole family at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Hot Springs online holiday maker.

You can fly from Austin to Hot Springs in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Austin, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hot Springs, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Fordyce Bathhouse
4.7
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Hiking Trail
Grand Promenade
4.7

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