9 days in Columbus, New Orleans & Houston Itinerary

9 days in Columbus, New Orleans & Houston Itinerary

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9 days in Columbus, New Orleans & Houston Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Drive:  2​h
1
Columbus
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Houston
— 2 nights
4
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Louisville

1
day
Columbus

Columbus ©
Columbus is a city in and the county seat of Bartholomew County, Indiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of North Christian Church, explore the landscape on two wheels at People Trails, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Christian Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Lutheran Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Columbus online vacation planner .

Louisville to Columbus is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Louisville in May, expect nights in Columbus to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are slightly colder, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Columbus

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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North Christian Church ©
North Christian Church
St. Peter's Lutheran Church ©
St. Peter's Lutheran Church
First Christian Church ©
First Christian Church

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.
Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery No.1 will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Audubon Zoo. Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, take in the history at Chalmette National Historical Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

For photos and other tourist information, use the New Orleans online trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Columbus to New Orleans. Traveling from Columbus to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Columbus in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 70°F in New Orleans. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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 26th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo, then get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, then make a trip to Water Wall, and finally contemplate the long history of Cistern, Buffalo Bayou Park. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then identify plant and animal life at Texas Wolfdog Project, then witness the site of a historic battle at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, and finally admire all the interesting features of Minute Maid Park.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston day trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you will find days in Houston are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, Texas Wolfdog Project
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Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

3
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden, then tee off at Hermann Park, then get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Space Center Houston and then get in on the family fun at Kemah Boardwalk.

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On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston

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