12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Austin
1
Austin
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  13​h 30​min
4
Luling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Austin

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
When in Austin, make a side trip to see National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and deepen your understanding at University of Texas at Austin.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Austin visit planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Austin Bergstrom International Airport and San Antonio International Airport. In October, daytime highs in Austin are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

National Museum of the Pacific War
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin

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 28th (Mon): engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and then partake in some friendly competition at Quest Shark Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): examine the collection at Space Center Houston and then get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Houston trip site .

Getting from Austin to Houston by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Houston are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Seawall
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Seawall ©
The Seawall

3
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.
On your second day here, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, stop by Faulkner House Books, then see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and finally wander the streets of Garden District.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read New Orleans online trip builder .

You can fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Houston in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel to Luling.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Luling

Luling ©
Luling is a city in Caldwell and Guadalupe counties, Texas, United States, along the San Marcos River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at San Marcos River, get some fabulous bargains at San Marcos Premium Outlets, and then contemplate the long history of Texas Heroes Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Luling trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from New Orleans to Luling with the Route module. Traveling from New Orleans in November, expect nights in Luling to be little chillier, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luling

Shopping Museums Nature

Side Trips

San Marcos, Texas Agriculture Education and Heritage Center, Texas Heroes Square, Caldwell County Courthouse
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San Marcos Premium Outlets ©
San Marcos Premium Outlets
Dick's Classic Garage ©
Dick's Classic Garage
Caldwell County Courthouse ©
Caldwell County Courthouse

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