5 days in Houston, New Orleans & Orlando Itinerary

5 days in Houston, New Orleans & Orlando Itinerary

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5 days in Houston, New Orleans & Orlando Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Orlando
— 1 night
End: Orlando

1
night
Houston

Houston ©
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.
On the 29th (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo, then admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection, and then have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston journey planner.

Orlando to Houston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Houston is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Orlando in April, you will find days in Houston are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Fun & Games
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Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
The Menil Collection ©
The Menil Collection

2
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.
On the 30th (Thu), stop by Faulkner House Books, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in April: highs in New Orleans hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 1st (Fri), get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando, then discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and then discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort. On your second day here, make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios and then find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Orlando sightseeing tool .

Getting from New Orleans to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Orlando: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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