9 days in New Orleans, Galveston & San Antonio Itinerary

9 days in New Orleans, Galveston & San Antonio Itinerary

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9 days in New Orleans, Galveston & San Antonio Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
2
Galveston
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Portland

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.
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 French Quarter, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and walk around New Orleans City Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online road trip planner .

Portland to New Orleans is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Portland to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Portland in August, with lows around 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures, admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, and then steep yourself in history at Bishop's Palace. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Kemah Boardwalk, then take a stroll through The Strand, and then take in the waterfront at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Galveston tour planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from New Orleans to Galveston in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in August, you will find days in Galveston are somewhat warmer (90°F), and nights are about the same (80°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Alamo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio online attractions planner .

Getting from Galveston to San Antonio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Galveston in August, plan for a bit warmer days in San Antonio, with highs around 98°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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