31 days in New Orleans & Texas Itinerary

31 days in New Orleans & Texas Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 6 nights
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Dallas
— 1 night
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Canyon
— 1 night
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Austin
— 4 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 5 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 3 nights
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 5 nights
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA and USS Kidd. Lake Lawn Metairie and Immaculate Conception Church will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Vacherie (Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, head outdoors with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, don't miss a visit to Beauvoir, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace Church of West Feliciana Parish.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans day trip planner.

London, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are warmer (33°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

1
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Dallas

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, explore the world behind art at Dallas Museum of Art, then examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and finally steep yourself in history at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas online tour planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in June, you will find days in Dallas are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are slightly colder (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Canyon.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites

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Canyon

Canyon is a city in, and the county seat of, Randall County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge and then admire the majestic nature at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Canyon trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Canyon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dallas in June since evenings lows in Canyon dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Canyon

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

4
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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 cultural itinerary includes sights like George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Blue Bell Creameries. Visit Bill Longley Historical Marker - Giddings City Cemetery and The Driskill for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: Waco (Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, Waco Mammoth National Monument, &more) and Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill (in Round Rock). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, and contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Austin road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Canyon to Austin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Canyon in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Austin, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Fredericksburg

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Gardens and Wine Tours & Tastings. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Longhorn Cavern State Park and Magnolia Pearl. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, learn about winemaking at Narrow Path Winery, and experience rural life at Wildseed Farms.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fredericksburg online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in July, expect Fredericksburg to be slightly colder, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mission Trail and Mission Espada. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mission Concepcion and San Antonio Museum of Art. There's much more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Lackland Air Force Base, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower, take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and examine the collection at Witte Museum.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip planner.

Getting from Fredericksburg to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Corpus Christi

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rockport Beach and Winton's Candy Company. Relax by the water at Padre Island National Seashore and Port Aransas Beach. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Texas State Aquarium, and brush up on your military savvy at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Corpus Christi tour planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Corpus Christi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. July in Corpus Christi sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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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 14th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., take a memorable tour with Tours, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA.

Take the guesswork out of planning a South Padre Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Corpus Christi in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in South Padre Island: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Galveston, Galveston Island

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at 1892 Bishop's Palace and Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum. Moody Mansion and The Strand will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, brush up on your military savvy at Galveston Naval Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier, and see the interesting displays at Galveston Railroad Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Galveston online route planner.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Galveston takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

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.