9 days in New Orleans & Texas Itinerary

9 days in New Orleans & Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

Make it your trip
New Orleans
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
South Padre Island
— 4 nights


New Orleans

— 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Marie Laveau House of Voodoo has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): walk around New Orleans City Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and finally stop by Marie Laveau House of Voodoo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans day trip planning site.

Philadelphia to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Philadelphia in August since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks


— 2 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): enjoy the dining and entertainment at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at The Dallas World Aquarium and then examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas tour itinerary planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Dallas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in August: highs in Dallas hover around 96°F, while lows dip to 78°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for South Padre Island.

Things to do in Dallas

Nightlife · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

South Padre Island

— 4 nights
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
South Padre Island is known for parks, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trot along with a tour on horseback and enjoy the sea views from Port Isabel Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the South Padre Island day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Dallas to South Padre Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in August: highs in South Padre Island hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 79°F. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in South Padre Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Texas travel guide

Specialty Museums · History Museums · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.