15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Beaumont
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Zurich

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Garden District and Jackson Square. Popular historic sites such as French Quarter and St. Louis Cathedral are in your itinerary. Step out of New Orleans to go to Slidell and see Nature & Wildlife Tours, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum and wander the streets of Royal Street.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to New Orleans is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Zurich to New Orleans. When traveling from Zurich in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 33°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Beaumont.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

1
night
Beaumont

Beaumont ©
Beaumont is a city in and the county seat of Jefferson County, Texas in the United States, within the Beaumont–Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of McFaddin-Ward House Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Gator Country, then examine the collection at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Beaumont trip builder website .

Explore your travel options from New Orleans to Beaumont with the Route module. Traveling from New Orleans in September, expect little chillier with lows of 25°C in Beaumont. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Beaumont

Museums Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica ©
Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica
McFaddin-Ward House Museum ©
McFaddin-Ward House Museum

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 19th (Thu), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then explore the galleries of Cockrell Butterfly Center. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, then tee off at Hermann Park, then walk around Smither Park, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site.

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Getting from Beaumont to Houston by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Houston are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of La Villita Historic Arts Village, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Gardens, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Antonio.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Antonio driving holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Houston to San Antonio in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. September in San Antonio sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Japanese Tea Gardens ©
Japanese Tea Gardens
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol, then get a taste of the local shopping with 6th Street, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mount Bonnell, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, and finally make a trip to South Congress Avenue.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Driskill ©
The Driskill

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then do a tasting at Eden Hill Winery & Vineyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Sundance Square, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and then take a stroll through Bishop Arts District.

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You can take a bus from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. September in Dallas sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Eden Hill Winery & Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden

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