18 days in New Orleans, Texas & Los Angeles Itinerary

18 days in New Orleans, Texas & Los Angeles Itinerary

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18 days in New Orleans, Texas & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  30​h
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Perth

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art, stroll through New Orleans City Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

Plan trip to New Orleans with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Perth, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 14 hours traveling from Perth to New Orleans. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Perth in March: highs in New Orleans hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, museums, historic sites, theme parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, stroll through Friedrich Wilderness Park, trek along San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and have fun at San Antonio Western Shooting.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to San Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in March: highs in San Antonio hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Trails
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

2
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): experience rural life at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, then relax in the rural setting at Wildseed Farms, and finally learn about winemaking at Pontotoc Vineyard.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Antonio in April, things will get a bit cooler in Fredericksburg: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Garrison Brothers Distillery
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

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, nightlife, fun & games, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, admire all the interesting features of University of Texas at Austin, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Austin vacation maker website .

Drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Austin, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Trails Outdoors
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 ©

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then appreciate the history behind Guitar Center, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip website .

You can fly from Austin to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Austin, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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