16 days in Houston, Alabama's Gulf Coast & New Orleans Itinerary

16 days in Houston, Alabama's Gulf Coast & New Orleans Itinerary

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Houston
— 3 nights
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Mobile
— 3 nights
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Orange Beach
— 5 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Houston

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: The Seawall (in Galveston) and Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo, and play a few rounds at Hermann Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston trip itinerary website.

Brussels, Belgium to Houston is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Brussels to Houston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in April, things will get warmer in Houston: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Mobile.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mobile

— 3 nights
Explore Mobile's surroundings by going to Biloxi (Biloxi Beach & Beau Rivage Casino).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mobile trip planner.

Fly from Houston to Mobile in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Fun & Games · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Orange Beach

— 5 nights
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Change things up with these side-trips from Orange Beach: Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Alligator Alley (in Summerdale). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, meet the residents at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, trek along Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, and stroll through Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

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Drive from Mobile to Orange Beach in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, meet the residents at Audubon Zoo, see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip maker website.

Getting from Orange Beach to New Orleans by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Orange Beach in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in New Orleans. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Louisiana travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.