11 days in New Orleans, Houston & San Antonio Itinerary

11 days in New Orleans, Houston & San Antonio Itinerary

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11 days in New Orleans, Houston & San Antonio Itinerary

Start: Coffs Harbour
Fly:  28​h
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Houston
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Coffs Harbour

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, stroll around New Orleans City Park, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, and get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip app .

Coffs Harbour, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Coffs Harbour to New Orleans, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Coffs Harbour, expect colder days and little chillier nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Houston

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): examine the collection at Space Center Houston, walk around Smither Park, and then get your game on at Escape Hunt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Houston day trip website .

Getting from New Orleans to Houston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in December, expect nights in Houston to be a bit cooler, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then explore the galleries of The Alamo, then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): make a trip to U.S. Military Working Dog Teams National Monument, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, then stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park, and finally make a trip to Main Plaza.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio tour builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Houston to San Antonio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in San Antonio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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