28 days in Texas & New Orleans Itinerary

28 days in Texas & New Orleans Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly:  21 h
1
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Austin
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Dubai

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at 1892 Bishop's Palace and Battleship Texas State Historic Site. Get some historical perspective at Moody Mansion and The Seawall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galveston: Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center (in Baytown) and San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site (in La Porte). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum, get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery, and make a trip to Tree Sculptures.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Galveston online trip itinerary maker.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Galveston is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Dubai to Galveston. Traveling from Dubai in February, expect Galveston to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

La Porte, Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center
Highlights from your plan
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
1892 Bishop's Palace
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Battleship Texas State Historic Site ©
Battleship Texas State Historic Site

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stop by Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., thenlook for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and finally stroll through Laguna Madre Nature Trail. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Isla Blanca Park, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Galveston to South Padre Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. February in South Padre Island sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
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 8th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, thendon't miss a visit to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Port Aransas Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Padre Island National Seashore.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Corpus Christi visit planner.

Getting from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from South Padre Island in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Corpus Christi, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Aransas Beach
Highlights from your plan
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach

4
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Alamo and San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral are in your itinerary. Let the collections at San Antonio Museum of Art and Barn Pottery capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from San Antonio to New Braunfels to see Gruene Historic District about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at King William Historic District, get engrossed in the history at The Guenther House Museum, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, and don't miss a visit to Institute of Texan Cultures.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Antonio sightseeing planner.

Getting from Corpus Christi to San Antonio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Corpus Christi in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Antonio, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

New Braunfels
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Museum of the Pacific War and Grape Creek Vineyards on Main. Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site and Pioneer Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Longhorn Cavern State Park in Burnet (about 1 hour away). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, make a trip to Main Street, and relax in the rural setting at Wildseed Farms.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg trip website.

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, Fredericksburg is a bit cooler than San Antonio - with highs of 21°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Hye, Becker Vineyards (Winery), Longhorn Cavern State Park
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
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 The Driskill and Texas State Capitol. Get a sense of the local culture at Blue Bell Creameries and Waco Mammoth National Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Austin: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum (in College Station) and Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum (in Waco). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, get great views at Mount Bonnell, and look for gifts at Wild About Music.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Austin trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fredericksburg in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Austin, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Waco, Blue Bell Creameries, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum ©
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at The National WWII Museum and Whitney Plantation. Museum-lovers will appreciate New Orleans Pharmacy Museum and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Vacherie (St. Joseph Plantation & Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church, examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and take in the exciting artwork at Jamie Hayes Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Austin to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Austin, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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