28 days in Texas & New Orleans Itinerary

28 days in Texas & New Orleans Itinerary

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Fly to Houston, Shuttle to Galveston
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 4 nights
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New Orleans
— 6 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island

— 4 nights

The Oleander City

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 Galveston Naval Museum. Get some historical perspective at Moody Mansion and Old City Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galveston: Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center (in Baytown) and La Porte (Battleship Texas State Historic Site & San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, wander the streets of The Strand, see the interesting displays at Galveston Railroad Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall.

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 combination of flight and shuttle. 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

South Padre Island

— 2 nights
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., then look 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, then enjoy 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 6.5 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 · Tours

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 8th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, then don't miss a visit to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, then enjoy 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 shuttle, bus, and taxi; or 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 · Nature

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as The Alamo and Gruene Historic District are in your itinerary. Let the collections at San Antonio Museum of Art and Barn Pottery capture your imagination. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at King William Historic District, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and explore the galleries of 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 · Parks

Side Trip

Fredericksburg

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Museum of the Pacific War and Garrison Brothers Distillery. Grape Creek Vineyards on Main and Becker Vineyards (Winery) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Longhorn Cavern State Park in Burnet (about 58 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, get engrossed in the history at Pioneer Museum, view the masterpieces at Agave Gallery Fine Art, and experience rural life at Wildseed Farms.

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

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in February; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 21°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Nature · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

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 The Driskill and Texas State Capitol. Get a sense of the local culture at Blue Bell Creameries and Bullock Texas State History Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Austin: Waco (Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum & Waco Mammoth National Monument) and George Bush Presidential Library and Museum (in College Station). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mount Bonnell, stop by Wild About Music, and wander the streets of South Congress Avenue.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin road trip planner.

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

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 6 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.
Get some cultural insight at The National WWII Museum and New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church, examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at The Presbytere, 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 4.5 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 · Shopping

Side Trips

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.