16 days in Virginia, New Orleans & Texas Itinerary

16 days in Virginia, New Orleans & Texas Itinerary

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16 days in Virginia, New Orleans & Texas Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Arlington
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  18​h 30​min
End: Nottingham


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2
nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, appreciate the history behind Naval Aviation Monument, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, and finally take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, then walk around Windsor Castle Park, and finally stop by The Christmas Store.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach day trip website .

Nottingham, UK to Virginia Beach 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 5 hours traveling from Nottingham to Virginia Beach. Traveling from Nottingham in June, things will get a bit warmer in Virginia Beach: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Smithfield, Chrysler Museum of Art
Highlights from your plan
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company ©
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

2
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Mount Vernon Trail, then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Library.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Arlington trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Virginia Beach to Arlington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Arlington are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Little Library
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©

4
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and stroll around New Orleans City Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans vacation builder website .

Getting from Arlington to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Arlington to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Arlington in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 33°C in New Orleans. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Austin tour itinerary planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Austin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Antonio: Fredericksburg (Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, National Museum of the Pacific War, & more). There's much more to do: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, walk around Friedrich Wilderness Park, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, and admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read San Antonio travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in San Antonio are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fredericksburg
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
National Museum of the Pacific War ©

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