9 days in Baton Rouge, Austin & Galveston Itinerary

9 days in Baton Rouge, Austin & Galveston Itinerary

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9 days in Baton Rouge, Austin & Galveston Itinerary

Start: Opelika
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Baton Rouge
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Austin
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Galveston
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Opelika

1
night
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol Welcome Center, don't miss a visit to Louisiana Memorial Plaza, then examine the collection at USS Kidd, then walk around Riverfront Plaza, and finally admire all the interesting features of LSU Tiger Stadium. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of LSU Rural Life Museum, then explore and take pictures at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, and then admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Baton Rouge trip planner .

Opelika to Baton Rouge is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, daytime highs in Baton Rouge are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Oak Alley Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
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Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
LSU Tiger Stadium ©
LSU Tiger Stadium
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens ©

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kids will enjoy SeaWorld San Antonio and Texas State Capitol. Step out of Austin with an excursion to Natural Bridge Caverns in San Antonio--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Austin road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Baton Rouge to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Baton Rouge in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Austin, with highs around 98°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

San Antonio
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strand, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cool off at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, then look for gifts at Murdochs, and then enjoy some diversion at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Galveston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Austin to Galveston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. While traveling from Austin, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Galveston, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
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Kemah Boardwalk ©
Kemah Boardwalk
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens

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