15 days in Atlanta, New Orleans & Texas Itinerary

15 days in Atlanta, New Orleans & Texas Itinerary

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15 days in Atlanta, New Orleans & Texas Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Dallas
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Antonio
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
6
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Istanbul

2
nights
Atlanta

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 9th (Sat), take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, explore the world behind art at Center for Civil and Human Rights, and then have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip itinerary maker .

Istanbul, Turkey to Atlanta is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Istanbul to Atlanta. Traveling from Istanbul in May, expect Atlanta to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, don't miss a visit to French Quarter, meet the residents at Audubon Zoo, and stop by Faulkner House Books.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Atlanta to New Orleans takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Atlanta in May, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

1
night
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 14th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace, then steep yourself in history at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Dallas, and finally see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Dallas attractions planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Dallas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in May: highs in Dallas hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Top O'Hill Terrace, The Escape Game Dallas
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Explore Austin's surroundings by going to Fredericksburg (St. Mary's Catholic Church, National Museum of the Pacific War, & more). There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, take in the exciting artwork at Harry Ransom Center, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Dallas to Austin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. May in Austin sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fredericksburg
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

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.
On the 18th (Mon), take in the history at Mission San Jose, then admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. On the next day, walk around Friedrich Wilderness Park, then Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, and then admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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.
On the 20th (Wed), examine the collection at Space Center Houston and then examine the collection at Houston Museum District. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, then stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, and then get your game on at Escape Hunt.

Plan my day in Houston using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from San Antonio to Houston by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©

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