25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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San Antonio
— 6 nights
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Austin
— 6 nights
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Houston
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 8 nights

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Alamo and Spanish Governor's Palace. Shop till you drop at The San Antonio River Walk and Tower of the Americas. Change things up with these side-trips from San Antonio: Hill Country Pottery (in Comfort) and Fredericksburg (Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, National Museum of the Pacific War, &more). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, take in the history at Mission San Juan, get to know the fascinating history of La Villita Historic Arts Village, and contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio online trip itinerary builder.

Auckland, New Zealand to San Antonio is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in October, you will find days in San Antonio are much warmer (36°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

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Historic Site
The Alamo
4.4

6
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Austin

Austin ©

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Antone's, Allens Boots and Wild About Music. Texas State Capitol and 6th Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Driskill and St. Mary's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: Johnson City (Hahne Estates Winery & LBJ Texas White House), Hye (Garrison Brothers Distillery & Hye Meadow Winery) and Waco (Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, Magnolia Market Silos, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, admire the masterpieces at The Blanton Museum of Art, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin tour planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Austin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

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Government Building
Texas State Capitol
4.7
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Art Gallery
Harry Ransom Center
4.6

3
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Houston

Houston ©

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.
For shopping fun, head to The Strand or Nana's Attic. Get outdoors at Cockrell Butterfly Center and Pine Gully Park. Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Galveston (1892 Bishop's Palace & The Seawall). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lakewood Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Houston road trip app.

You can drive from Austin to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

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Specialty Museum
Space Center Houston
4.2
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Historic Site
1892 Bishop's Palace
4.5

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

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.
The National WWII Museum and Jamie Hayes Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like French Quarter and Chalmette National Historical Park. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Crosby Arboretum (in Picayune) and Mandeville Trailhead Cultural Interpretive Center (in Mandeville). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, examine the collection at Cabildo, and make a trip to Jackson Square.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in November, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

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Must see
French Quarter
4.1
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Must see
Garden District
4.7

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