9 days in Houston, Austin & New Orleans Itinerary

9 days in Houston, Austin & New Orleans Itinerary

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9 days in Houston, Austin & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Athens

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 25th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Houston, then engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston day trip site .

Athens, Greece to Houston is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Athens to Houston. When traveling from Athens in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Houston: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Houston ©
The Escape Game Houston
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 27th (Mon), trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and finally admire the striking features of The Driskill.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Austin trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Houston to Austin by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May in Austin, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

3
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, don't miss a visit to French Quarter, stroll through New Orleans City Park, and brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Austin to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Austin, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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