15 days in Texas, New Orleans & Nashville Itinerary

15 days in Texas, New Orleans & Nashville Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 1 night
San Antonio
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
New Orleans
— 4 nights
— 2 nights



— 1 night

Big D

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 7th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace, appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

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Sydney, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Dallas, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Natural Bridge Caverns and Palmer Course at La Cantera. The Alamo and The Guenther House Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: trek along San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, don't miss a visit to Tower Life Building, and get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

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Fly from Dallas to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in San Antonio sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Golf


— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, and then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, identify plant and animal life at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Barton Creek Greenbelt.

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Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Austin sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
You'll explore and learn at The National WWII Museum and The Historic New Orleans Collection. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Audubon Zoo.

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You can fly from Austin to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in October, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods


— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 18th (Fri), witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and finally stroll around Centennial Park. Keep things going the next day: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

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You can fly from New Orleans to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Nashville, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trip

Texas travel guide

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.