9 days in Texas & New Orleans Itinerary

9 days in Texas & New Orleans Itinerary

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9 days in Texas & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Dallas
1
Dallas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
4
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: Dallas

2
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and then examine the collection at A. W. Perry Homestead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, do a tasting at Grape Vine Springs Winery, then take a stroll through Sundance Square, and finally see Lifestylez Nails Spa.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Dallas. September in Dallas sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Grapevine, Fort Worth, A. W. Perry Homestead
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1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): wander the streets of 6th Street, take in the exciting artwork at Wild About Music, take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally shop like a local with South Congress Avenue.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Austin visit planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Dallas to Austin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Austin sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to La Villita Historic Arts Village, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Gardens, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, and finally wander the streets of Southtown.

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Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like French Quarter and Garden District. Museum-lovers will appreciate The National WWII Museum and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, walk around New Orleans City Park, and see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip maker website .

You can fly from San Antonio to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Antonio, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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