18 days in Texas, Nashville & New Orleans Itinerary

18 days in Texas, Nashville & New Orleans Itinerary

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Dallas — 6 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Worth (Fort Worth Zoo, Kimbell Art Museum, &more) and Blase Family Farm (in Rockwall). And it doesn't end there: walk around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Red Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at The Dallas World Aquarium.

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Brisbane, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 16 hours. October in Dallas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Waco.
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Waco — 2 nights

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, see the interesting displays at Dr Pepper Museum, and then sample the fine beverages at Balcones Distilling. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge and then see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument.

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You can drive from Dallas to Waco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Waco can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Austin.
Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Austin — 5 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for sightseeing, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and gain insight at University of Texas at Austin.

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You can drive from Waco to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Austin sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Nashville.
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Nashville — 2 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see a show at Grand Ole Opry, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

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You can fly from Austin to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Austin in November; daily highs in Nashville reach 19°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 2 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Woldenberg Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then don't miss a visit to French Quarter, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

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You can fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in November, expect much hotter with lows of 19°C in New Orleans.
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Texas travel guide

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The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.