8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Dallas
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: San Jose

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 7th (Sat), learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and finally get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter. Keep things going the next day: get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, and finally take a stroll through Royal Street.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip maker website .

San Jose, Costa Rica to New Orleans is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Jose in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
Dallas

Dallas ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace, then contemplate the long history of Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Dallas, and finally examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas travel planning app .

You can fly from New Orleans to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Dallas, with highs around 39°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Top O'Hill Terrace, The Escape Game Dallas
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The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and then have some family-friendly fun at Urban Axes Austin.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Austin trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by bus from Dallas to Austin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

2
nights
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 12th (Thu): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, then trek along The San Antonio River Walk, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio journey planner .

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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