14 days in Texas, New Orleans & Miami Itinerary

14 days in Texas, New Orleans & Miami Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Miami
— 4 nights
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San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Attractions like The San Antonio River Walk and Mission San Jose make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio travel planner.

Tampa to San Antonio is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampa to San Antonio, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tampa in December, expect San Antonio to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Zilker Metropolitan Park and Bullock Texas State History Museum. Step out of Austin to go to Round Rock and see Play for all park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, try for a hole-in-one at Peter Pan Mini Golf, get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Austin, and stop by Central Market.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Austin online journey planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Austin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in December, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Fun & Games · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 4 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to The National WWII Museum and Garden District. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans day trip planner.

You can fly from Austin to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in December, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (57°F), and nights are a bit warmer (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Miami

— 4 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Island Dolphin Care and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Petals With Pizzazz (in Islamorada), Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Swim with Dolphins (in Key Largo). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Valley Visitor Center, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, and get a taste of the local shopping with Collins Avenue.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Miami trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Miami takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Miami, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Texas travel guide

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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.