20 days in Texas & New Orleans Itinerary

20 days in Texas & New Orleans Itinerary

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Route & dates

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San Antonio
— 1 night
2
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
3
Waco
— 3 nights
4
Corpus Christi
— 1 night
5
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
6
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
7
New Orleans
— 4 nights

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Sat), admire the striking features of Tower of the Americas.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio travel planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Antonio is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to San Antonio. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in San Antonio: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

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.
On the 17th (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, then view the masterpieces at Agave Gallery Fine Art, then look for gifts at Der Kuchen Laden, and finally take an in-depth tour of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Larry Jackson Fine Art & Antiques, then take in the exciting artwork at Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Inc., then stop by Camp Verde General Store, and finally make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip builder tool.

Drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Antonio in September, with highs in Fredericksburg at 36°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Camp Verde General Store, Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Inc.
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site
Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Inc. ©
Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Inc.

3
nights
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Get some cultural insight at Old Fort Parker and Bosque Museum. Head to Magnolia Market Silos and JDH Iron Designs Valley Mills Locationfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Waco: Wiseman House (in Hico), Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (in Glen Rose) and Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site (in Mexia). There's much more to do: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Cedar Chest Too Antique Mall, have fun at H5 Tactical, and look for gifts at The Findery.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Waco online itinerary planner.

Getting from Fredericksburg to Waco by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Waco, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Waco

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wiseman House, Bosque Museum, The Cedar Chest Too Antique Mall, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Old Fort Parker
Highlights from your plan
Magnolia Market Silos ©
Magnolia Market Silos
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Old Fort Parker ©
Old Fort Parker

1
night
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stop by La Palmera, Corpus Christi, look for gifts at Gratitude, and then kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay and then stroll through Padre Island Sea Wall Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Corpus Christi trip builder app.

Getting from Waco to Corpus Christi by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Corpus Christi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Port Aransas
Highlights from your plan
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Gratitude ©
Gratitude

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nights
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then look for gifts at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, and finally look for gifts at Seas the Day. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc. and then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the South Padre Island online vacation planner.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in South Padre Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Moody Mansion and 1892 Bishop's Palace. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strand and Kite's and Flagpoles Unlimited. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, enjoy the sand and surf at El Jardin Del Mar, stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Warehouse.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Galveston trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Galveston in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
1892 Bishop's Palace
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion

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.
You'll explore and learn at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and The National WWII Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oak Alley Plantation and New Orleans City Park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to French Quarter, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, wander the streets of Garden District, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Galveston to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Galveston in September, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Vacherie
Highlights from your plan
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site ©
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation

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