8 days in Texas, South Carolina & Louisiana Itinerary

8 days in Texas, South Carolina & Louisiana Itinerary

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8 days in Texas, South Carolina & Louisiana Itinerary

Start: St. John's
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Fredericksburg
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Charleston
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
4
Vacherie
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: St. John's

1
day
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg, then experience rural life at Wildseed Farms, and finally make a trip to Main Street.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg trip itinerary builder site .

St. John's, Canada to Fredericksburg is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from St. John's to Fredericksburg is minus 2 hours. When traveling from St. John's in October, plan for warmer days in Fredericksburg, with highs around 31°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Outdoors Wineries
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg ©
Wildseed Farms ©
Wildseed Farms

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Fredericksburg in October; daily highs in San Antonio reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping
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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

1
day
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 17th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace Church Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Aiken-Rhett House, and finally steep yourself in history at Boone Hall Plantation.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Charleston trip builder app .

Fly from San Antonio to Charleston in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Charleston. Traveling from San Antonio in October, expect nights in Charleston to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vacherie.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boone Hall Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Boone Hall Plantation ©
Boone Hall Plantation
Nathaniel Russell House ©
Nathaniel Russell House
Aiken-Rhett House ©
Aiken-Rhett House

1
day
Vacherie

Vacherie ©
Vacherie is a small unincorporated community in St. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Oak Alley Plantation, then contemplate the long history of Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, and then see the interesting displays at Whitney Plantation.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vacherie road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Charleston to Vacherie in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charleston to Vacherie. In October, daytime highs in Vacherie are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Vacherie

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, make a trip to Jackson Square, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip builder .

Getting from Vacherie to New Orleans by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Vacherie in October, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 22°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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