15 days in New Orleans, Florida & Houston Itinerary

15 days in New Orleans, Florida & Houston Itinerary

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15 days in New Orleans, Florida & Houston Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Drive:  9​h
1
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 45​min
2
Tampa
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
3
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Miami Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Orlando
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Daytona Beach
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Houston
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
End: San Antonio

1
night
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 the 21st (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, take a stroll through Royal Street, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Woldenberg Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans vacation planner .

San Antonio to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Antonio, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 83°F. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tampa.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

2
nights
Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 23rd (Sun), wander the streets of Ybor City, then examine the collection at The Dali Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampa holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Tampa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Tampa due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in June: highs in Tampa hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Tampa

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, The Dali Museum
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The Dali Museum ©
The Dali Museum
Ybor City ©
Ybor City

2
nights
Key Largo

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): shop like a local with The Rain Barrel Artisan Village and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Key Largo journey builder .

You can drive from Tampa to Key Largo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Key Largo are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Islamorada
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, then see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Miami Beach trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Miami Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Miami
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

5
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Mall at Millenia and Disney Springs. Museum-lovers will appreciate NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Have a day of magic on the 1st (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's more to do: discover the magic at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Orlando takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

1
day
Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the galleries of Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and then kick back and relax at Beach at Daytona Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Daytona Beach day trip app .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Daytona Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Daytona Beach can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): play a few rounds at Hermann Park and then meet the residents at Houston Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): take in the history at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and then admire the sheer force of Water Wall.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Houston day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Daytona Beach to Houston in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Daytona Beach to Houston is minus 1 hour. July in Houston sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the bus ride back home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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