17 days in Orlando, Texas & Louisiana Itinerary

17 days in Orlando, Texas & Louisiana Itinerary

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17 days in Orlando, Texas & Louisiana Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
White Castle
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h
End: Sydney


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2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 16th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Orlando trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Orlando is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to Orlando due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get much warmer in Orlando: highs are around 39°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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.
On the 18th (Sun), stroll through San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio road trip planning website .

You can fly from Orlando to San Antonio in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Orlando to San Antonio, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Orlando in August, plan for a bit warmer days in San Antonio, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

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

1
night
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, relax in the rural setting at Wildseed Farms, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg trip planner .

Getting from San Antonio to Fredericksburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Antonio in August: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 39°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Wildseed Farms ©
Wildseed Farms

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, grab your bike and head to Barton Creek Greenbelt, and then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, then stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin route planner .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

2
nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Padre Island National Seashore. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Rockport Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Aransas Beach.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Corpus Christi day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Austin to Corpus Christi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to White Castle.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rockport Beach, Port Aransas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
Rockport Beach ©
Rockport Beach

1
day
White Castle

White Castle ©
White Castle a town in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore and take pictures at LSU Tiger Stadium, admire the natural beauty at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, and then steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the White Castle trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Corpus Christi to White Castle. While traveling from Corpus Christi, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in White Castle, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in White Castle

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, LSU Tiger Stadium
Highlights from your plan
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens ©
LSU Tiger Stadium ©
LSU Tiger Stadium

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.
The National WWII Museum and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at French Quarter and St. Louis Cathedral. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Garden District, make a trip to Jackson Square, get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street, and see the interesting displays at Cabildo.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the New Orleans holiday planner.

You can drive from White Castle to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from White Castle in August: highs in New Orleans hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) 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
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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