15 days in New Orleans, Texas & Atlanta Itinerary

15 days in New Orleans, Texas & Atlanta Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
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Austin
— 3 nights
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Atlanta
— 3 nights
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New Orleans

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and The Presbytere. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Whitney Plantation and Jamie Hayes Gallery. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie, and see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner.

Columbia to New Orleans is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Columbia to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Columbia, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mission San Jose and The Alamo. San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral and Mission San Juan will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Jail Museum (in Gonzales) and McKenna Children's Museum (in New Braunfels). Next up on the itinerary: admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District, and get engrossed in the history at Battle For Texas: The Experience.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the San Antonio travel route planner.

Fly from New Orleans to San Antonio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for a bit warmer days in San Antonio, with highs around 66°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Fredericksburg

— 1 night

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
On the 9th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Calais Winery, then examine the collection at LBJ Texas White House, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg journey maker website.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in December, expect Fredericksburg to be little chillier, temps between 60°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bullock Texas State History Museum and Texas Quilt Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at The Driskill and Texas State Capitol. Step out of Austin to go to La Grange and see Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill State Historic Site, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Harry Ransom Center, stroll the grounds of Texas State Cemetery, learn about all things military at Texas Military Forces Museum, and look for gifts at Wild About Music.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Austin trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 45°F in Austin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Atlanta

— 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centennial Olympic Park and The Breman Museum. Popular historic sites such as Swan House and Silver Comet Trail are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Atlanta to Conyers to see Monastery of the Holy Spirit about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Archibald Smith Plantation Home, explore the world behind art at Michael C. Carlos Museum, and see the interesting displays at Delta Flight Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Austin to Atlanta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Austin to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Austin in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Atlanta, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · 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.