7 days in San Antonio, New Orleans & Carbondale Itinerary

7 days in San Antonio, New Orleans & Carbondale Itinerary

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7 days in San Antonio, New Orleans & Carbondale Itinerary

Start: Houston
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Carbondale
— 1 day
Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: Houston

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, then take in the history at Mission San Jose, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio online tour planner .

Houston to San Antonio is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

3
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and make a trip to Holocaust Memorial.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Antonio in November: highs in New Orleans hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Carbondale.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
day
Carbondale

Carbondale ©
Carbondale is a city in Jackson County, Illinois, United States, within the Southern Illinois region informally known as "Little Egypt." The city developed from 1853 because of the stimulation of railroad construction into the area. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Bald Knob Cross of Peace, then admire the majestic nature at Giant City State Park, then learn about winemaking at Blue Sky Vineyard, and finally stroll through Boo Rochman Memorial Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Carbondale trip planner .

You can drive from New Orleans to Carbondale in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from New Orleans in November, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Carbondale: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carbondale

#Parks, #Nature, #Wineries

Side Trips

Makanda, Bald Knob Cross of Peace
Highlights from your plan
Boo Rochman Memorial Park ©
Boo Rochman Memorial Park
Bald Knob Cross of Peace ©
Bald Knob Cross of Peace
Giant City State Park ©
Giant City State Park

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