15 days in New Orleans, Texas & New York State Itinerary

15 days in New Orleans, Texas & New York State Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Austin
— 1 night
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
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Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
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Houston
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 2 nights

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Camp Salmen Nature Park will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Whitney Plantation and Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. There's much more to do: stroll around New Orleans City Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New Orleans holiday planner.

Bridgetown, Barbados to New Orleans is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bridgetown to New Orleans. When traveling from Bridgetown in December, plan for cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 16°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Camp Salmen Nature Park ©
Camp Salmen Nature Park

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Austin

Austin ©

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 1st (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Mount Bonnell, then examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally admire the striking features of The Driskill.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Austin online travel route planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Austin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Austin: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Mount Bonnell ©
Mount Bonnell
The Driskill ©
The Driskill

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Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, then don't miss a visit to Main Street, then take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, and finally do a tasting at Narrow Path Winery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip maker tool.

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in January, expect Fredericksburg to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wineries
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area ©
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Main Street ©
Main Street

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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Padre Island National Seashore. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Aransas Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Joan & Scott Holt Paradise Pond.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Corpus Christi online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Corpus Christi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Fredericksburg in January, expect Corpus Christi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay

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South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the South Padre Island day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in South Padre Island can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Houston

Houston ©

Bayou City

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 6th (Wed): engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, browse the exhibits of 1892 Bishop's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, and finally catch all the local highlights with Galveston Island Duck Tours. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Houston holiday builder site.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Houston in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in January, Houston is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
1892 Bishop's Palace

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New York City

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Houston to New York City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in January, things will get much colder in New York City: highs are around 5°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
The Oculus ©
The Oculus
Washington Square Park ©
Washington Square Park

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