22 days in Texas & New Orleans Itinerary

22 days in Texas & New Orleans Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Houston
— 3 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 5 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 4 nights
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Houston

— 3 nights

Bayou City

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.
Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and Sylvan Beach Park (in La Porte). There's lots more to do: get your game on at Escape Hunt, tee off at Hermann Park, see where the action happens at Minute Maid Park, and contemplate the long history of Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Houston trip planner.

London, UK to Houston is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Houston is minus 6 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Houston reach 41°C and lows reach 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Corpus Christi

— 2 nights

Texas Riviera

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 5th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Padre Island National Seashore. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Rockport Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Aransas Beach.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Corpus Christi driving holiday planner.

Fly from Houston to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Corpus Christi, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 5 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Alamo and Mission Concepcion. There's still lots to do: take in the history at Mission San Jose, shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, stroll through San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and get in on the family fun at Morgan's Wonderland.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio attractions planner.

Getting from Corpus Christi to San Antonio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in San Antonio are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Fredericksburg

— 2 nights

Fritztown

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 12th (Mon), experience rural life at Wildseed Farms, take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery. On your second day here, delve into the mystery of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg driving holiday planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Fredericksburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in August, things will get little chillier in Fredericksburg: highs are around 39°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Austin

— 4 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Texas State Capitol and The Driskill. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, putt your heart out at Peter Pan Mini Golf, get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Austin, and get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Fredericksburg to Austin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. August in Austin sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Fun & Games

New Orleans

— 4 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Louis Cathedral and French Quarter. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, and see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Austin to New Orleans in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in August, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 32°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · Shopping
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.