13 days in Jacksonville, Houston & New Orleans Itinerary

13 days in Jacksonville, Houston & New Orleans Itinerary

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13 days in Jacksonville, Houston & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Jacksonville
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the natural beauty at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Cathedral, and finally get to know the resident critters at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Fort Clinch State Park, brush up on your military savvy at The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Marlin & Barrel Distillery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Jacksonville travel route planner .

London, UK to Jacksonville is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Jacksonville reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Amelia Island
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park
Room Escape Games
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens ©
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Houston to Kemah to see Kemah Boardwalk about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Houston trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jacksonville to Houston in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Jacksonville to Houston is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

5
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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Garden District, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, browse the eclectic array of goods at Frenchmen Street, and get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New Orleans day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in August: highs in New Orleans hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

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