11 days in New Orleans & Texas Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
San Antonio
— 2 nights
— 3 nights


New Orleans — 3 nights

The Big Easy

New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, make a trip to French Quarter, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

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Manchester, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to New Orleans is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Manchester in May, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Galveston.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Galveston, Galveston Island — 2 nights

The Oleander City

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Texas City Museum, then contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace, then wander the streets of East End Historic District, and finally stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then let little ones run wild at Walter Hall Park.

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Getting from New Orleans to Galveston by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Galveston, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can fly to San Antonio.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games
Side Trips

San Antonio — 2 nights

The Alamo City

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, then let the kids burn off some steam at Brackenridge Park, and then admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): take in the history at Mission San Jose, take in the history at Mission Espada, then see the interesting displays at San Antonio Fire Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

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Getting from Galveston to San Antonio by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Galveston in May, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in San Antonio. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Austin.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Austin — 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, then explore the world behind art at Elisabet Ney Museum, then deepen your understanding at University of Texas at Austin, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Bonnell, then identify plant and animal life at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and finally learn the secrets of beer at Bike and Brew ATX.

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Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. May in Austin sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Texas travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.