25 days in Galveston, Port Arthur & Louisiana Itinerary

25 days in Galveston, Port Arthur & Louisiana Itinerary

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25 days in Galveston, Port Arthur & Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Rapid City
Drive:  23​h 45​min
1
Galveston
— 17 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Rapid City

17
nights
Galveston

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes The Witchery, Galveston Island Trolley, Galveston Island Duck Tours, and other attractions you added.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Galveston road trip planning site .

Rapid City to Galveston is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Rapid City to Galveston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Rapid City in January; daily highs in Galveston reach 61°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Galveston

Tours Nightlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Galveston Island Duck Tours ©
Galveston Island Duck Tours
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
1877 Tall Ship ELISSA ©
1877 Tall Ship ELISSA

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur
Port Arthur is a city in Jefferson County within the Beaumont−Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area of the U.S. Take the guesswork out of planning a Port Arthur vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Galveston to Port Arthur in 2.5 hours. In February in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 4th (Tue), you'll travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Parks Outdoors

5
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've added Chickie Wah Wah, Old River Road Plantation Adventure, Drink & Learn, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Cajun Pride Swamp Tours and Ultimate Swamp Adventures. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Adventures Of Jean Lafitte.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip builder app .

Explore your travel options from Port Arthur to New Orleans with the Route module. While traveling from Port Arthur, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Keithville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Adventures Of Jean Lafitte, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Cajun Pride Swamp Tours
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
Old River Road Plantation Adventure ©

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