•  Austin to New Orleans

    14 day self-drive holiday enjoying music, culture & bayous of the South

  • You’ll arrive in Austin, dubbed the “Live Music Capital of the World” where you’ll spend three nights enjoying the Texas State Capital and finding out why they want to “Keep Austin Weird”. Then you’ll head south to San Antonio, site of the Alamo for a couple of nights before heading east to Houston, Lake Charles and finally New Orleans where you’ll stay in the famous French Quarter. Known locally as NOLA,  you can explore New Orleans on foot and public transport and enjoy their food, architecture, music and culture  

    All our road trips can be shortened or extra nights added or modified with upgraded hotels, car etc. We love building tailor made trips!

Includes flights from UK, car hire and accommodation
Fly into Austin and out of New Orlean
You’ll drive approximately 650 miles in total
 Includes Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Lake Charles and New Orleans
Extra days can easily be added or we can shorten the trip if preferred
Your full road trip pack and itinerary will be sent to you
Your entire package is ATOL protected
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Your Itinerary

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Days 1 - 3:
Arrive in Texas

Your holiday will begin with a flight into Austin, the Texas state capital for your first three nights. This is a wonderful city to walk around, with live music bars both day and night, the bridge where you can watch over a million bats fly from at sunset, some great paths and Lady Bird Lake. And it’s easy to see why locals want to “Keep Austin Weird”!

Fly into Austin
Austin, TX
 3 Nights
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Days 4 & 5:
Historic San Antonio

For the next two days you’ll visit San Antonio, less than 150 miles from the Mexican border. The city is most famous for The Alamo in the Texas fight for independence  in 1836. We love to wander along the popular San Antonio River Walk which winds its way under bridges and has many riverside bars and restaurants. We’ll also tell you another nearby secret place to visit which you’ll love!

Approx 80 miles
San Antonio, TX
2 Nights
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Days 6 & 7:

Make the easy drive to Houston for you next two nights giving you time to enjoy some of the many attractions of Houston such as the Space Center or Aquarium. Downtown Houston is relatively compact and has a wonderful Theatre district.

 Approx 200 miles
Houston, TX
 2 Nights
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Days 8 & 9:
Lake Charles

The wildlife surrounding Lake Charles includes over 400 bird species, alligators, raptor and bobcats. Take a guided tour to get close to the wildlife and remember your camera! Explore the history of Lake Charles in the Charpentier Historic District and learn about Mardi Gras at the Museum of Imperial Calcasieu.

 Approx 145 miles
 Lake Charles, LA
 2 Nights
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Days 10 - 12:
New Orleans

For your final leg of the trip, you’ll head further east to the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans. You’ll be here for three nights to enjoy the jazz music and southern hospitality and maybe a riverboat dinner cruise on the Mississippi. You’ll likely find yourself drawn to the French Quarter with its stunning architecture and live music.

 Approx 205 miles
 New Orleans, LA
 3 Nights
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Day 13:
Final morning in NOLA

Enjoy your final morning in The Big Easy by perhaps visiting the Garden District or taking one of the many tours. This evening you will drop your car off and get your flight back to the UK.

 Fly out of New Orleans
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Day 14:
Arrive back in UK

You’ll arrive back in the UK today. Thank you for booking your road trip with RouteTrip USA.

 Arrive back in UK
Fancy an upgrade?

Our standard prices include a small family car, but you can hire a convertible or SUV. Take a look at your car choice here.

We are completely independent and have a wide choice of hotels. We can upgrade some or all of your hotels. Just ask us!

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