9 days in Houston, New Orleans & Tampa Itinerary

9 days in Houston, New Orleans & Tampa Itinerary

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9 days in Houston, New Orleans & Tampa Itinerary

Start: Campbell River, Vancouver Island
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Tampa
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Campbell River, Vancouver Island

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.
On the 3rd (Sun), find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk, then engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo and then get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston trip itinerary planning website .

Campbell River, Canada to Houston is an approximately 13-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Campbell River to Houston. Traveling from Campbell River in November, expect Houston to be much hotter, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

The Seawall, Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Room Escape Games

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 5th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, stop by Faulkner House Books, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1 and then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans travel route site .

You can fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Houston in November, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Tampa.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

3
nights
Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, and then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Fallen Heroes Memorial. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Imagine Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tampa online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from New Orleans to Tampa in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Tampa is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tampa: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Petersburg, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Imagine Museum ©
Imagine Museum
Scuba & Snorkeling
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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