8 days in Houston, New Orleans & Jackson Itinerary

8 days in Houston, New Orleans & Jackson Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Houston
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Jackson
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Phoenix

2
nights
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.
Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Exitus VR, examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Houston trip site.

Phoenix to Houston is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Houston. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Phoenix in July: high temperatures in Houston hover around 95°F and lows are around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, test your problem-solving skills at Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New Orleans holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in July: highs in New Orleans hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

2
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. On the 7th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, then contemplate the long history of Original First Baptist Church, and finally get outside with Trustmark Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the history at Vicksburg National Military Park, get engrossed in the history at U.S.S. Cairo Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Texas Monument.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jackson road trip site.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Jackson takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Jackson, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vicksburg, Trustmark Park
Highlights from your plan
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum ©
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park

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