16 days in Miami, New Orleans & Houston Itinerary

16 days in Miami, New Orleans & Houston Itinerary

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16 days in Miami, New Orleans & Houston Itinerary

Start: Santa Cruz
Fly + tram:  10​h 45​min
1
Miami
— 5 nights
tram + Fly:  4​h
2
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Houston
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Santa Cruz

5
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at South Beach and Hollywood Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley, Anhinga Trail, & more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, admire the masterpieces at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, and admire the striking features of Art Deco Tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Miami itinerary planner.

Santa Cruz, Bolivia to Miami is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Bolivia Time (BOT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 1 hour. In January, Miami is a bit cooler than Santa Cruz - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Aventura Mall, Hollywood Beach
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at French Quarter and Jackson Square. Museum-lovers will get to explore The National WWII Museum and New Orleans Museum of Art. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle) and Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, shop like a local with Frenchmen Street, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Miami to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Miami in January, things will get slightly colder in New Orleans: highs are around 17°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Oak Alley Plantation, Nottoway Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): examine the collection at Space Center Houston and then explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and then tee off at Hermann Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Houston online route planner .

You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Houston when traveling from New Orleans in January, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park

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