8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  10​h
1
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
3
Galveston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

1
night
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 17th (Wed), get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, and then don't miss a visit to Jackson Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, and then make a trip to French Quarter.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary planner .

Vancouver, Canada to New Orleans is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Vancouver to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Vancouver in July since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

2
nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
On the 19th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Padre Island National Seashore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion, then identify plant and animal life at Texas Sealife Center, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Aransas Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Corpus Christi online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Corpus Christi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in July: highs in Corpus Christi hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Aransas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion ©
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion

1
night
Galveston

Galveston ©
An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): wander the streets of The Strand, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Galveston trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Corpus Christi to Galveston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. July in Galveston sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
The Strand ©
The Strand
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston and then tee off at Hermann Park. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Houston trip tool .

You can drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Houston are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park

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